Viola langsdorfii

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Viola langsdorfii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. langsdorfii
Binomial name
Viola langsdorfii
Fisch. ex Gingins
  • Viola simulata
  • Viola superba

Viola langsdorffii is a species of the Viola. It is a plant from rather stout creeping rootstocks, glabrous, the stems ascending 5-30 centimeters long. The Viola langsdorffii has leaves that are long-petioled, round-cordate, and anywhere from 2.5 to 4 centimeters broad, crenate; stipules foliaceous, lanceolate, the lower usually incised. The flowers are pale violet, with petals 12-16 millimeters long, the three lower white at base, the lateral pair bearded; spur very short and stout, as broad as long; the head of styles not bearded. The Alaskan and Aleutian specimens are more robust with petals 20 millimeters long.

Geographic Location[edit]

The Viola langsdorffii can usually found near the coast in Boreal and Humid Transition Zones, Aleutian Islands to central Oregon, where it extends inland to Marion County. The Viola langsdorffii typically grows in moist places at low to high elevations. Its native habitats includes Bogs, moist meadows, stream banks, and snow beds.

Common Name[edit]

Viola langsdorfii is commonly known as a Violet (plant). It also has commonly been called the Alaskan Violet, and Aleutian Violet. The Alaskan and Aleutian specimens are more robust.


Viola langsdorfii Fischer ex DC. Prod, 1: 296. 1824

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