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Pale Violet
Viola striata

Pale Violet (Viola striata) Other common names: Cream Violet, Striped Violet

Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Distinctive features: Pale white flowers, usually no markings.

Similar species:
  •   Canada Violet (Viola canadensis) - Pale Violet flowers are purple on the back.

Flowers: Spring;  White;  Irregular flowers

Habitat: Forests

Lifespan: Perennial.  

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 56    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 24   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 194 photographs available, of which 10 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

Pale Violet flower. Note the creamy, off-white colour (although the flowers are often pure white as well).

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

Nice set of Pale Violet flowers.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

An entire plant.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

Another view of a Pale Violet flower.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

View of the rear of a Pale Violet flower.
Note that unlike Canada Violet (Viola canadensis) the petals are not purple on the back.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

Side view of a flower.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

Pale Violet leaves.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

But the leaves can also be somewhat rounded, just to keep you on your toes!

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

An entire plant being collected as a herbarium specimen.

Pale Violet (Viola striata)

Another view of an entire plant, showing roots as well.

Range map for Pale Violet (Viola striata)

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)