Viola lanceolata L.
Common Name: LANCE-LEAVED VIOLET
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Sandy to peaty shores of lakes and ponds; drying borders of marshes and bogs; moist sand of ditches, excavations, and fields, in acid soils.

Easily recognized by leaf shape alone (blades usually at least 4 times as long as wide), although the size is variable (blades ranging from 1 to 10 cm long). The petals are typically glabrous, although occasionally there are a few tiny hairs on the lateral ones, scarcely a beard.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Crawford County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Mason County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2784.