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Canada Violet (Viola canadensis)
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Other common names: Canadian White Violet
Family: Violaceae (Violet)
Height: 0.5 to 1.5 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
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Canada Violet may be easily confused with:
- Kidney-Leaved Violet
The leaf of the kidney-leaved violet is distinctly round. The petals of the canada violet are lightly bearded, while the kidney-leaved is not bearded.
- Lance-Leaved Violet
Lance-leaved violet has a long narrow leaf, while most other violets have round or heart-shaped leaves.
- Striped Violet
Canada violet has yellow near the base of the petals, while striped violet has no yellow.
- Sweet White Violet
The Canada violet is a very pure white, even blueish, while the sweet white violet is a pale ivory. Flowers and leaves share the same stems on the Canada violet, but are separate on teh sweet white violet.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.