Connecticut Plants
Canada Violet
Viola canadensis L.

Canada violet can be distinguished from other white-flowered violets by the yellow base of the petals, and by the purple tint on the back of the petals (see photos below). This species rare in Connecticut; it is classified by the state as a species of special concern.

  • Family: violet (Violaceae)
  • Habitat: woods
  • Height: 8-16 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 to 1 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Viola canadensis L.

A Canada violet plant in Quebec.

Viola canadensis L.
Viola canadensis L.
Viola canadensis L.