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|Family: Violaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Viola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Viola bakeri Greene
Habit: Perennial herb 3--30 cm, glabrous or puberulent. Stem: prostrate to erect, generally several, clustered on 1--several subterranean caudices from woody rhizome. Leaf: simple; basal 1--4 per caudex, petiole 1--14 cm, blade 1.8--8.8 cm, 0.7--3.9 cm wide, lanceolate, oblanceolate, elliptic (ovate), thin, generally entire, base obliquely tapered, tip obtuse or acute; cauline petiole 1.5--7.5 cm, blade 1.9--6.7 cm, 0.5--1.6 cm wide, +- like basal. Inflorescence: axillary; peduncle 1.5--11.6 cm. Flower: sepals lanceolate, not ciliate; petals deep lemon-yellow, upper 2 often maroon or +- brown abaxially, lower 3 veined brown-purple, lateral 2 bearded with cylindric hairs, lowest 6--14 mm. Fruit: 5--10 mm, round to ovoid, glabrous to minutely puberulent. Seed: 2.8--3.1 mm, tan to dark red-brown, outgrowth globular. Chromosomes: 2n=48.
Ecology: Vernally moist openings in conifer forest; Elevation: 900--3800 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Viola bakeri subsp. shastensis M.S. Baker
eFlora Treatment Author: R. John Little
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Viola arvensis
Next taxon: Viola beckwithii
Citation for this treatment: R. John Little 2016. Viola bakeri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48162, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.