Calflora
Taxon  Report   8315    
Viola sempervirens  Greene
Evergreen violet,  Redwood violet
Viola sempervirens
© 2018 Saskia Raether
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Viola sempervirens
© 2007 Ron Wolf
Viola sempervirens
© 2004 Steve Matson
Viola sempervirens, 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 sempervirens
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Family: VIOLACEAE  
Genus: Viola
Communities: Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest

Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Viola sarmentosa
More information about  Viola sempervirens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (VISE3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).