Colors, yellow or nearly white, with purple tints and stripes. The spurred petal is yellow, with purple veins; lateral petals bearded. Flowers, on leafy stems, 3 to 14 inches high. Leaves, ovate, heart-shape at base, pointed at apex, serrate, downy underneath along the veins. Stipules, large, acute, lance-shaped.
One of the tallest of the violets, and beautifully marked in the flower. In shady, hilly woods, from North Carolina. Tennessee, and Nebraska northward. Also in the Rocky Mountains.