Viola canadensis is more commonly known as Canadian white violet, Canada violet, tall white violet, or white violet. As its name suggests, it is a species of violet which bears white blooms. The flowers are white, with yellow bases and sometimes streaks of purple. The petals are purple tinged on the backside. The leaves are heart shaped, with coarse, rounded teeth. It is native to Canada and the eastern United States. It is threatened or endangered in some areas, and abundant in others. There are four varieties.
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- Connecticut Botanical Society: Viola canadensis
- USDA PLANTS: Viola canadensis var. canadensis
- USDA PLANTS: Viola canadensis var. rugulosa
- "Viola canadensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
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