Taxon: Viola blanda Willd.

Genus: Viola
Family: Violaceae
  Subfamily: Violoideae
      Tribe: Violeae
Nomen number: 430440
Place of publication: Hort. berol. 1: t. 24. 1804, nom. cons. prop. (non Salisb. 1796)
  • • an illegitimate later homonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 53) that is unavailable for use
  • • proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.)(Melbourne ICN Art. 14.10 & App. IV) over the earlier homonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 53) Viola blanda Salisb., nom. rej. prop.
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Jan-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • large-leaf white violet  (Source: F New Brunswick) - English
  • sweet white violet  (Source: F WVa) - English
  • Willdenow's violet  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • woodland-white violet  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • violette méconnue  (Source: F New Brunswick) - French

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Minnesota, - North Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Delaware, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba


  • Choo, T. Y. S. et al. 2014. (2300) Proposal to conserve the name Viola blanda Willd. against Viola blanda Salisb. (Violaceae) (Taxon) 63:690-691.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Hinds, H. R. Flora of New Brunswick, ed. 2. 2000 (F New Brunswick)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • 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) 67:375.
  • 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) 2:82.
  • 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 blanda Willd. :

  • 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 blanda 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.