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Viola nuttallii

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Viola nuttallii (Nuttall's violet or yellow prairie violet<ref>Template:GRIN</ref>) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the violet family (Violaceae), and is one of the few violet species with lanceolate leaves. It is native to the western Canada and the north-central and western United States.<ref name="NPIN">Template:NPIN</ref>

The species name Viola means violet in Latin. For Nuttall's violet the only purple coloring is the nectar guides in the throat of the flower.<ref name=usfs>Template:Cite web</ref>

Nuttall's violet serves as a larval host for the Coronis fritillary butterfly.<ref name="NPIN"/>

The species name is given in honor of noted botanist Thomas Nuttall.<ref name="NPIN"/>

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