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.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Viola palustris
© 2007 Wendell Wood
Genus: Viola
Northern Coastal Scrub, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: bogs/fens, coastal
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Viola palustris ssp. brevipes
ICPN: Viola palustris var. palustris
More information about  Viola palustris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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