VIola striata – Striped White Violet

Viola striata is native to Eastern North America and is mostly (not always) found away from the Coastal Plain. On the Refuge, it is found in the floodplain/bottomland woods. It is a caulescent violet meaning that the flowers are found on nodes (or leaf axils) along the above-ground stem and not directly from the crown of theĀ  plant.

The flowers are white with characteristic blue stripes.

This species also has stipules or leaf-like structures on lthe axils of the leaves. It is narrow, about 1 inch long, and and has a teeth-like fringe.

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