Viola blanda

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Viola blanda
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: 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]


  1. ^ "Viola blanda". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  2. ^ a b c "Viola blanda". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  3. ^ "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States".