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(Blue Marsh Violet)
Viola cucullata
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Common Names: Marsh Blue Violet, Blue Marsh Violet

Technical Name: Viola cucullata

Color: Violet On Pale Violet

Striations: Dark Violet

Form: Stemless, Uncut Leaves

Seeds: Dark Olive To Nearly Black.

Habitat: Moist Shady Locations, Skunk cabbage Meadows.

Peak Bloom: April - June

Similar Species: Viola sororia

Description:  
Viola cucullata has violet blooms with deeply violet upper and lateral petals,  The veined lower petal has a white base and dark violet veins.  The lateral petals are heavily bearded.  Leaves vary from ovate to heart or kidney-shaped.  The margins are crenate and have acute or tapering tips. This species occurs almost exclusively in nearly water saturated soil.
 
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