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Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)

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Viola Palustris, or more commonly know as Marsh Violet, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Viola. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Viola Palustris or Marsh Violet's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Viola
  • Family: Violaceae
  • Order: Violales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) GL (N)
  • State T/E Status: ME (E) NH (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: ME (alpine marsh violet) NH (alpine marsh violet)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 3(NI) 4(NI) 8(OBL) 9(OBL) 0(FACW)