Viola praemorsa, Violaceae, Canary violet, Yellow Montane Violet, Viola nuttallii
General: Perennial from short, erect rhizomes, the stems up to 15 cm. long. Leaves: Leaf blades conspicuously hairy, thick and fleshy, entire, ovate-lanceolate, 5-10 cm. long; petiole 5-15 cm. long; stipules attached to the petiole, the free portion few-toothed.
Flowers: Flowers with peduncles shorter than the leaves; flowers 8-15 mm. long, yellow, the upper petals brownish-backed, the lower 3 penciled with brownish-purple, the lateral pair bearded; style head bearded, rounded.
Fruit: Fruit a hairy, 3-valved capsule, ovary superior, placentation parietal.
Chiefly west of the Cascades, British Columbia to California.
Ecological Setting-Drier areas, valleys and prairies at low elevations. Moisture Regime-Moist Shade Tolerance-Intolerant
Crop Intervals Perennial