Viola striata – Striped White Violet

Viola striata, native to Eastern North America, is typically found away from the Coastal Plain, although not always. On the Refuge, it grows in floodplain/bottomland woods. This plant is a caulescent violet, meaning its flowers are located on nodes (or leaf axils) along the above-ground stem, rather than directly from the crown of the plant.

The flowers are white with characteristic blue stripes.

This species also features stipules, or leaf-like structures, on the axils of its leaves. These stipules are narrow, about 1 inch long, and have a fringe that resembles teeth.

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