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Missouri Violet (Viola missouriensis)

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Viola Missouriensis, or more commonly know as Missouri 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 annual which means it grows for one season only. Viola Missouriensis or Missouri Violet's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Viola
  • Family: Violaceae
  • Order: Violales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: OH (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: OH (Missouri violet)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(NI) 2(FAC+) 3(FACW) 4(FACW-) 5(FAC) 6(FACW) 7(FACW+)


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