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|Family: Violaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Viola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Viola glabella Nutt.
Habit: Perennial herb 3--38 cm, glabrous or finely puberulent. Stem: erect, 1--3, green, from a thick, shallow, vertical or generally horizontal rhizome. Leaf: simple; basal 0--4 per caudex, petiole 7--27.5 cm, blade 3.3--8.5 cm, 2--9.3 cm wide, ovate to reniform or round, thin, crenate to serrate, ciliate or not, base cordate, tip acute to rounded; cauline only near stem tip, petiole 0.2--2.9 cm, blade 1.4--5.7 cm, 0.8--4.7 cm wide, ovate to deltate, thin, crenate to +- serrate, base cordate to truncate, tip generally acute. Inflorescence: from upper axils; peduncle 2--8 cm. Flower: sepals lance-linear, not ciliate; petals deep lemon-yellow on both surfaces, lower 3, sometimes upper 2, veined deep purple, lateral 2 bearded with cylindric hairs, lowest 6--18 mm. Fruit: 7--13 mm, ovate to elliptic, glabrous. Seed: +- 2 mm, shiny, pale brown. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Moist to wet generally shady places in forest, streambanks, etc; Elevation: < 2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, CW, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana; Asia. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug
Synonyms: Viola californica M.S. Baker; Viola deltoidea Greene, illeg.
eFlora Treatment Author: R. John Little
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Viola douglasii
Next taxon: Viola hallii
Citation for this treatment: R. John Little 2016. Viola glabella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48214, accessed on May 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.