A white species in which the petals or some of them are purple-veined. Leaves differ from the two last, being long-petioled, broader than V. lanceolata, narrower than V. blanda, and not heart - shaped. Leaf - blades ovate or oval, running gradually down to the petioles. Found in drier soil, but often preferring moist ground. Leafy runners also grow from this species. April to June.

The above four species belong to the stemless violets, in which leaves and flower-scape spring from long, slender root-stocks, New York to Florida.