Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Viola sagittata
    Arrow leaf violet

Arrow leaf violet blooms in the the spring in acid black sand locations. The individual pictured is quite unusual in that it has white hairs on its lateral petals: plants often are widely variable in the wild.

Viola sagittata

This plant may be found in mesic prairie or in open savanna as well as wetlands.


Connecticut Botanical Society: Viola sagittata.

Viola sagittata: Plants Profile from the USDA.

Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora , description of Viola sagittata.

Viola sagittata on the US Fish and Widlife page. (very slow)



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