Viola pedata L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Viola pedata L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Acaulescent, with an erect rootstock, not stoloniferous, glabrous or nearly so; principal lvs 3-parted, the lateral segments again 3–5-cleft into linear or lanceolate divisions often with 2–4 teeth near the tip; fls 2–4 cm wide; pet beardless, all lilac-purple, or less commonly the upper 2 dark violet; tips of the large, orange stamens conspicuously exsert; cleistogamous fls none; style clavate, beakless, obliquely concave at the top, the stigma within a small protuberance near the center of the cavity; seeds coppery; 2n=54. Dry fields and open woods; Me. to Minn., s. to n. Fla. and e. Tex. May, June.

  • Common Names

    bird's-foot violet