West Highland Flora

Marsh Violet


Viola palustris

 

Viola palustris

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Apr 2003 Portree,  Skye
11 mm across at widest

Frequent on wet acid moorland

Flower diameter c 10-15 mm

ID: Leaves rounded at end, and at least as broad as long.

Other features: Leaves and flowering stems arise from creeping rootstock, no leaves on flower stems.  Spur much shorter than in Dog Violet and usually same colour as rest of flower.  Sepals not long-tapering as in Dog Violet.  Also produces cleistogamous flowers without petals or stamens.

 

Viola palustris

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Apr 2003 Portree, Skye

 

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