Taxon  Report   8286    
Viola beckwithii  Torr. & A. Gray
Beckwith's violet,  Great basin violet
Viola beckwithii
© 2011 Steven Perry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Viola beckwithii
© 2016 Jim Moore
Viola beckwithii
© 2003 Steve Matson
Viola beckwithii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Viola beckwithii
© 2016 Ray Gill
Genus: Viola
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Viola beckwithii ssp. beckwithii
ICPN: Viola beckwithii ssp. glabrata
More information about  Viola beckwithii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).