Calflora
Taxon  Report   8316    
Viola sheltonii  Torr.
Shelton's violet
Viola sheltonii
© 2010 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Viola sheltonii
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Viola sheltonii
© 2012 Steven Perry
Viola sheltonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Viola sheltonii
© 2017 Tim Miller
Family: VIOLACEAE  
Genus: Viola
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Red Fir Forest

Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Viola biternata
More information about  Viola sheltonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (VISH)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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