Viola nephrophylla

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Viola nephrophylla
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. nephrophylla
Binomial name
Viola nephrophylla
Greene
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Distribution of Viola nephrophylla
Synonyms
  • Viola nephrophylla Greene f. albinea
    Farw.
  • Viola pratincola
    Greene
  • Viola retusa
    Greene

Viola nephrophylla (northern bog violet or Leconte violet; syn. Viola nephrophylla Greene f. albinea Farw., Viola pratincola Greene, Viola retusa Greene ) is an annual or perennial forb in the Violet family (Violaceae) native to North America.[1]

Viola nephrophylla was named by Edward Lee Greene in 1896 from specimens he collected near Montrose, Colorado. The species name, nephrophylla, is from the Greek for "kidney shaped leaves".[2]

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