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Rogier van Vugt | profile | all galleries >> Flora of the Netherlands. >> Violet family (Violaceae) >> Key for Viola >> Side facing petals are pointed downwards or are somewhat horizontal >> Sepals ending in a sharp point. Flowers emerging from leafy stems. >> Flowering stems emerging directly from the rhizome. tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Flowering stems emerging directly from the rhizome.

This is a dificult and confusing step as young plants from this group that have no well developed rhizome may still show a small rosette.
Therefore it is to the uppermost importance that you take an average sized plant and not a young one to identify
Flowers blue. Plant without underground runners. Leaves usually with a hart shaped base. (Viola canina)
:: Flowers blue. Plant without underground runners. Leaves usually with a hart shaped base. (Viola canina) ::
Flowers white turning to pale blue. Plant with rising stems and narrow foliage. multiplies with underground runners.
:: Flowers white turning to pale blue. Plant with rising stems and narrow foliage. multiplies with underground runners. ::
Example picture showing stems emerging directly from the rhizome. (Not part of the key)
Example picture showing stems emerging directly from the rhizome. (Not part of the key)