Perennial, stemless, flowers white. Damp soil along streams. Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas. Rare in northern Ohio. April-June.
Long and slender, sending out stolons which root freely at the nodes.
Lanceolate or linear-lanceolate; the leaf-blade two to six inches long, running down upon the petiole, erect, blunt at apex, almost entire at margin.
White, beardless; the lower petals marked with purple lines; spur short.
This Violet is readily recognized by means of its long, narrow leaves, which gradually taper into a long, slender petiole.
The white-petaled flowers are beardless, have a short spur, and the lower petals are marked with purple lines. In summer the plant sends out many stolons that take root at short intervals and bear cleistogamous flowers. It is an eastern rather than a western form.