Taxon  Report   8299 
Viola palustris  L.
Marsh violet
Viola palustris
© 2015 Trent M. Draper
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Viola palustris
© 2015 Trent M. Draper
Viola palustris
© 2015 Trent M. Draper
Viola palustris, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Viola palustris
© 2007 Wendell Wood
Genus: Viola
Northern Coastal Scrub, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: bogs/fens, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Viola palustris
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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