Taxon  Report   8305    
Viola praemorsa  Douglas ex Lindl.
Astoria violet,  Canary violet
Viola praemorsa
© 2009 Trent M. Draper
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Viola praemorsa
© 2008 George W. Hartwell
Viola praemorsa
© 2009 Trent M. Draper
Viola praemorsa, 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 praemorsa
© 2015 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Viola
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Northern Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Viola praemorsa
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 17, 2019).