Stems: erect with elongated internodes. Leaves: ellipical, petioled, slightly repand-denticulate, obtuse. Flowers: terminal in the upper axils. Fruit: a slender many-seeded capsule.

This small Willow-herb, which grows at the high altitudes, is almost invariably white, though very rarely it has pinkish flowers. The leaves are pale green and the green seed-pods are tinged with red, while the smooth seeds are tufted with long hairs at the ends.

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Canada Violet (Viola canadensis)

Canada Violet (Viola canadensis)