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Dog Violet
Viola conspersa

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) Other common names: American Dog Violet

Other scientific names: Viola muhlenbergii

French names: Violette décombante

Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Flowers: Spring;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Habitat: Forests;  Damp woods.

Lifespan: Perennial.  

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 56    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 328    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 391   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 257 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

Dog Violet flowers are pale violet.

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

Dog Violet flowers have a small spur at the back.
The spur of Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata) is much longer, and that of Sand Violet (Viola adunca) is in between the two.

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

A single plant.

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

Nice clump of Dog Violets.

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

This photo shows the stipule, a leaf, and a flower.

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

An entire plant.

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

Range map for Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)