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|Family: Violaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Viola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Species: Viola purpurea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
Viola purpurea subsp. mohavensis (M.S. Baker & J.C. Clausen) J.C. Clausen
Habit: Plant 5--24 cm, +- glabrous or generally puberulent. Stem: generally not buried, spreading to erect, generally elongated by end of season. Leaf: basal petiole 4.5--14.5 cm, blade 1--4 cm, 1--3.5 cm wide, ovate, deltate, or round, dentate-serrate with 4--5(6) prominent pointed or rounded lobes per side, gray-green to purple-tinted abaxially, base +- tapered or truncate, tip obtuse; cauline petiole 0.8--11 cm, blade 1.5--3.7 cm, 0.5--2.5 cm wide, lanceolate to ovate or elliptic with 3--4(5) prominent pointed or rounded lobes per side, +- like basal, base tapered, tip acute. Inflorescence: peduncle 1.7--14 cm. Flower: lowest petal 10--14 mm. Fruit: 5--7 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=12.
Ecology: Desert scrub, sagebrush, dry areas in yellow-pine forest; Elevation: 900--2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: TR, PR, SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: Nevada, southwestern Arizona. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Variable, needs study; cauline leaf margins in many populations +- like basal.
Synonyms: Viola aurea Kellogg subsp. mohavensis M.S. Baker & J.C. Clausen
eFlora Treatment Author: R. John Little
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Viola purpurea subsp. mesophyta
Next taxon: Viola purpurea subsp. purpurea
Citation for this treatment: R. John Little 2016. Viola purpurea subsp. mohavensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=53408, accessed on April 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.