Viola pedata L.
Common Name: BIRDFOOT VIOLET
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Viola pedata A. A. Reznicek

Sandy open plains, slopes, and savannas, usually with jack pine and/or oaks.

The flowers have a flat, pansy-like aspect, unlike V. pedatifida and other species, and may be as broad as 3 cm, making this an especially handsome plant. The upper petals may be deeper in color than the lower three, or may be rosy with the lower ones blue or white. Or all the petals may rarely be white in f. alba (Thurb.) Britton.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clare County
Crawford County
Eaton County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Roscommon County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw 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 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2790.