|Scientific Name||Viola missouriensis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VIMI3|
|Common Name||Missouri Violet||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||22110|
|Description|| Habitat: Wet or damp soils along streams and on shady hillsides in coniferous forests.
Plant: Short, leafy, stemless perennial growing in clumps from 3 to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal cordate, deep green leaves 1 to 3 inches long with rounded or triangular tips and up to 6 widely-spaced crenations along edges; on petioles up to 4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Solitary flowers 3/4-inch wide on peduncles 2 to 4 inches long; 5 blue-violet petals with darker veins, especially lower one.
Bloom Period February to April.
Reference: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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