Viola renifolia A. Gray
Common Name: KIDNEY-LEAVED VIOLET
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Usually in cedar swamps; forests and thickets of other conifers as well.

Closely related to V. blanda; both species may have the lateral petals beardless or bearded, although the beard tends to be more pronounced in V. blanda. Leaf pubescence, if present, tends to be more dense in V. renifolia. Collections from a cedar swamp at Round Lake, Emmet Co., have been determined as V. blanda × V. renifolia (C. W. Fallass in 1924, ALBC; E. G. Voss 1885A in 1954, UMBS). Such hybrids are surely to be expected elsewhere and a number of ambiguous specimens may be this.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Menominee County
Montmorency County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Schoolcraft County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2794.