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Viola blanda

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Viola blanda, commonly called the sweet white violet,<ref name= plants>Template:PLANTS</ref> is a flowering perennial plant in the Violet family (Violaceae).<ref name= plants/> It is native to parts of south-eastern and south-central Canada and the eastern, and north-central, United States.<ref name= plants/> Its natural habitat is in cool, mesic forests.<ref name=Weakley>Template:Cite web</ref>

Description

The sweet white violet grows from 6 to 12 inches high. They grow small white flowers in spring and early summer. The lower petals have purple veins. The upper petals are often twisted or bent backwards. The stalks are a reddish tinged. They grow 1-2 inch long heart shaped leaves with a few scattered hairs.

The white violet has demonstrated a weak ability to respond to climate change by shifting its flowering time in some areas of its range.Template:Citation needed


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