Taxon  Report   8312 
Viola purpurea  Kellogg  ssp. purpurea 
Goosefoot violet
Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea
© 2010 Barry Breckling
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Viola
Parent Record Viola purpurea
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Viola purpurea ssp. purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

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 23, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.