Connecticut Plants
Hook-spurred Violet
Viola adunca Sm.

Hook-spurred violet is rare in Connecticut; it is classified by the state as a species of special concern.

  • Synonyms: Viola aduncoides A. & D. Löve, Viola subvestita Greene
  • Family: violet (Violaceae)
  • Habitat: sandy or gravelly places
  • Height: 3 to 6 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch wide
  • Flower color: purple
  • Flowering time: late April to June
  • Origin: native

Photographed in early May in Iosco County, Michigan.