Ontario Wildflowers website

Long-spurred Violet
Viola rostrata

French names: Violette rostrée

Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Distinctive features: Very long spur at rear of flower.

Similar species:
  •   Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) - Spur much shorter.

Flowers: Spring;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Habitat: Forests

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

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: rostrata: beaked

Photographs: 199 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

Long-spurred Violet flwoers have a very long spur jutting out from the rear of the flower, as their common name suggests.

Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

Side view of the flower, showing the long spur.

Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

An entire Long-spurred Violet plant.

Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

Another view of an entire plant.

Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

A Long-spurred Violet flower just opening.

Range map for Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

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)