Leaf blades oblong to ovate, obscurely crenate-serrate on the margins, smooth or somewhat hairy, especially toward the base of the petioles; the leaves and flower stalks arising from slender rootstocks or stolons. Flowering scapes 2 to 10 inches high, usually longer than the leaves. Flowers white, the three lower petals purple-veined, the lateral ones slightly or not at all bearded; capsules green; seeds reddish brown. Numerous leafy stolons are developed in late summer.

A frequent violet of moist, open, especially sandy soil near the coast from New Brunswick to Florida and Louisiana. Flowering in May and June.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 140

A. Primrose Leaved Violet

A. Primrose-Leaved Violet - Viola primulifolia