Taxon  Report   11117 
Viola purpurea  Kellogg  ssp. aurea  (Kellogg) J.C. Clausen
Golden violet
Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
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Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
© 2012 Steve Matson
Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
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Viola purpurea ssp. aurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Nevada.
also called Viola aurea
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
© 2012 Steve Matson
Genus: Viola
Parent Record Viola purpurea
Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS
PLANTS accepted name: Viola aurea
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ICPN + CNPS: Viola aurea
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Aug 20, 2018).

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