Taxon  Report   8308 
Viola primulifolia  L.  ssp. occidentalis  (A. Gray) L.E. McKinney & R. J. Little
Western bog violet
Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis
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Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis
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Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis
© 2008 Norman Jensen
Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Oregon.
also called Viola lanceolata ssp. occidentalis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Viola
Parent Record Viola primulifolia
Freshwater Wetlands
Habitat: freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.1 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Viola lanceolata ssp. occidentalis
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ICPN + CNPS: Viola lanceolata ssp. occidentalis
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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: Sep 23, 2018).

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