Taxon  Report   11117 
Viola purpurea  Kellogg  ssp. aurea  (Kellogg) J.C. Clausen
golden violet
Viola purpurea ssp. aurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
© 2012 Steve Matson
Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
© 2012 Steve Matson
Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Genus: Viola
Parent Record Viola purpurea.
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Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS: accepted name: Viola aurea
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TJM2: Viola aurea
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 22, 2015).

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