Taxon: Viola rostrata Pursh

Genus: Viola
Family: Violaceae
  Subfamily: Violoideae
      Tribe: Violeae
Nomen number: 41747
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:174. 1813
Comment: for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name Verified on: 14-Nov-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Dec-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • long-spur violet  (Source: F Canada) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Shikoku
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Minnesota
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Delaware, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia


  • Fernald, M. L. Gray's manual of botany, ed. 8. 1950 (Grays Man)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Igari, M. Wild violets of Japan. 1996 (Violet Japan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. 1999 (F NE US)
  • McKinney, L. E. & N. H. Russell 2002. Violaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 67:373.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. 1967- (F Ohio)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. 1964 (F Carolin)
  • Russell, N. H. 1965. Violets (Viola) of central and eastern United States: An introductory survey (Sida) 2:14.
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. 1978 (F WVa)
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. 1972- (F Mich)


Check other web resources for Viola rostrata Pursh :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Viola rostrata cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.