Viola striata Aiton
Common Name: CREAM VIOLET
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Viola striata B. S. Walters

Rich deciduous forests, thickets by streams, occasionally in swamps. Sometimes somewhat weedy in habit.

A form lacking the purple lines on the petals has been named f. albiflora Farw. The species is easily distinguished from the more common and widespread white-flowered V. canadensis by the green, fringed stipules (rather than scarious, entire ones) and absence of blue color on the outside of the petals, which is normally conspicuous in V. canadensis.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2799.