Viola walteri House

Locations ofViola walteri House in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Viola walteri House
Common Name
Prostrate Blue Violet, Walter's Violet
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Viola walteri House var. walteri
We do not recognize vars. of Viola walteri because Ballard's "Systematics of Viola Section Viola, s. str., in North America north of Mexico", C. Mich. Univ (1992), provides ample evidence for the recognition of Viola appalachiensis (V. walteri var. appalachiensis) as a species. Plants identified as V. walteri but occurring on ecotones of mafic fens in Grayson County need critical re-examination to determine whether they are V. appalachiensis. These plants are consistent with the latter in habitat and geographic range.
Mesic to dry, rocky forests, woodlands, barrens, ledges, pastures, and road banks on limestone and dolostone; also in mafic fens and seeps (see Comments). Infrequent to rare in the sw. mountains, n. to Botetourt County (Ridge and Valley and Southern Blue Ridge).
Native Status

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