Stems: glabrous, six inches to two feet high. Leaves: cordate, pointed, serrate; stipules entire. Flowers: petals white, tinged and veined with purple, sometimes nearly mauve-pink; spur very short; stigma beakless.
One of the most beautiful of the many violets which grow in the mountains, its lovely white petals, purple-shaded on the back, giving forth a delicate fragrance, and its tall leafy steins bearing aloft many blossoms. Usually it is found in the moist mossy woods, where it flourishes luxuriantly; but it also grows on the open alpine meadows, though here its stalks are not so tall, nor its flowers so large, as they are in the shade of the pines and firs. The Canada Violet continues to bloom from June until September.