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Viola lutea

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Viola lutea, also known as the mountain pansy,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is a species of violet that grows in Europe, from the British Isles to the Balkans.


Viola lutea grows to a height of around Template:Convert. Its flowers are Template:Convert in diameter, and are typically yellow, although some individuals may have blue, purple or blotched flowers instead.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>


Viola lutea was first described by William Hudson in his 1762 Flora Anglica.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>


Viola lutea subsp. lutea is native to central and north-western Europe, from the British Isles to Austria; another subspecies occurs further east, from Hungary to the Balkans.<ref name="Balme">Template:Cite journal</ref> Within Great Britain, V. lutea is found only in upland areas north of a line drawn between the Severn and Humber estuaries; it ranges in altitude from Template:Convert in Derbyshire to Template:Convert in Breadalbane.<ref name="Balme"/> In Ireland, its distribution is more scattered geographically, and ranges vertically from sea level in County Clare to Template:Convert in the Wicklow Mountains.<ref name="Balme"/>



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