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Viola primulifolia  L.  ssp. occidentalis  (A. Gray) L.E. McKinney & R. J. Little
Western bog violet
Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
also called Viola lanceolata ssp. occidentalis
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~53 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Parent: Viola primulifolia
Genus: Viola
Family: Violaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 5.1 - broad endemic

Habitat: freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPSViola lanceolata ssp. occidentalis
PLANTSViola lanceolata ssp. occidentalis
Information about  Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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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. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/16/2024).