Western Canada Violet

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Canadian White Violet, “Creepingroot Violet”, Wood Violet

Western Canada Violet (viola rugulosa) is much taller (10-20 in) than other North American violets with heart-shaped leaves up to 3 in wide. The small white flowers have a yellow throat and the veins and back side of the petals is pink-purple.

The Western Canada Violet can be found in damp woody areas across Canada and the northern United States, including Alaska. It flowers from April to September.

Did you know? The Western Canada Violet spreads rapidly via its roots and is often found in clumps.

See Also: Crowfoot Violet, Downy Yellow Violet, Early Blue Violet, Northern Bog Violet