Viola blanda

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Viola blanda
Viola blanda.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. blanda
Binomial name
Viola blanda

Viola incognita Brainerd[1]

Viola blanda, commonly called the sweet white violet,[2] is a flowering perennial plant in the Violet family (Violaceae).[2] It is native to parts of south-eastern and south-central Canada and the eastern, and north-central, United States.[2] Its natural habitat is in cool, mesic forests.[3]


The sweet white violet grows from 6 to 12 inches high. They grow small white flowers in spring and early summer. The lower petals have purple veins. The upper petals are often twisted or bent backwards. The stalks are a reddish tinged. They grow 1-2 inch long heart shaped leaves with a few scattered hairs.

The white violet has demonstrated a weak ability to respond to climate change by shifting its flowering time in some areas of its range.[citation needed]