Viola blanda Willd.
Common Name: SWEET WHITE VIOLET
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Mesic beech-maple forests or, more often, moister deciduous, mixed, or coniferous forests, swamps, and thickets, including northern hemlock-hardwoods, cedar (or tamarack) swamps, floodplain forests, stream borders; sometimes on mossy logs and hummocks in wet areas, occasionally in open ground.

More common on glaciated territory is var. palustriformis A. Gray, (V. incognita Brainerd); var. blanda is an eastern and Appalachian plant which does not range into Michigan.

Viola blanda is much more widespread both geographically and ecologically in Michigan than V. renifolia, which is largely restricted to coniferous forests and swamps in the northern part of the state.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2779.