Calflora
Taxon  Report   9426    
Viola sororia  Willd.
Common blue violet
Viola sororia
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Viola sororia
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org
Viola sororia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Viola sororia
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Family: VIOLACEAE  
Genus: Viola
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Viola floridana
PLANTS: Viola latiuscula
PLANTS: Viola palmata var. sororia
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More information about  Viola sororia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (VISO)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 22, 2019).