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Sand Violet
Viola adunca

Sand Violet (Viola adunca) Other common names: Heath Dog Violet, Hooked Violet, Hooked-spur Violet

Other scientific names: Viola longipes

French names: Violette à éperon crochu

Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Similar species:
  •   Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata) - Spur is very long.

  •   Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) - SPur is stout and shorter; grows in damp habitat.

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

Photographs: 58 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Sand Violet (Viola adunca)

Anoterh flower photo. Note the spur, which is longer than that of Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) but shorter than that of Long-spurred Violet (Viola rostrata).

Sand Violet (Viola adunca)

Sand Violet flower. It is a deeper violet than that of Dog Violet (Viola conspersa).

Sand Violet (Viola adunca)

A whole plant. This violet grows in sandy habitat, hence its common name.

Sand Violet (Viola adunca)

Base of plant and stem.

Range map for Sand Violet (Viola adunca)

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)