Viola sempervirens

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Viola sempervirens
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V. sempervirens in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. sempervirens
Binomial name
Viola sempervirens

Viola sempervirens, known by the common names redwood violet and evergreen violet, is a species in the genus Viola. It is native to the West Coast of the United States and British Columbia, Canada, and grows in closed-cone pine forest, California mixed evergreen forest, redwood forest, and Douglas fir forest communities. It has leathery purple-spotted green leaves and bright yellow flowers. It blooms in winter and spring.


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