Primrose-leaf Violet
Viola primulifolia
Violaceae (Violet) Family

Plant is an upright perennial with small cord-like white stolons (underground stems from which new growth emerges at the stem nodes). Its preferred habitat is wet sites, margins of ditches and streams, pine and hardwood clearings. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are lance-like, tapering to the tip with sides less than equal, or blunt to nearly rounded. Leaf blades taper toward the stalk, somewhat winged, and as long as the blade itself.

The flowers are white, about 1/2 inch wide. The lower lip is marked with bluish or brown veins. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a capsule that splits into three valves .

This is the most abundant violet in Alabama and Florida.

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