Page author: David Giblin
Viola riviniana
dog violet, wood violet

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland western Washington; British Columbia to California.

Habitat: Lawns, sidewalks, wastelots, and other disturbed areas at low elevations.

Flowers: March-September

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia and northwest Africa

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, flies


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Accepted Name:
Viola riviniana Rchb.
Publication: Iconogr. Bot. Pl. Crit. 1: 81–82, pl. 95. 1823.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Viola riviniana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Viola riviniana checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Viola riviniana information.

E-Flora BC: Viola riviniana atlas page.

CalPhotos: Viola riviniana photos.

USDA Plants: Viola riviniana information.

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