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Viola purpurea  Kellogg  ssp. aurea  (Kellogg) J.C. Clausen
Golden violet
Viola purpurea ssp. aurea is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Nevada.
also called Viola aurea
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Parent: Viola purpurea
Genus: Viola
Family: Violaceae  
Category: dicot  

Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPSViola aurea
JEFViola purpurea var. aurea
PLANTSViola aurea
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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/13/2022).