Viola canadensis is more commonly known as Canadian white violet, Canada violet, tall white violet, or white violet. It is widespread across much of Canada and the United States, from Alaska to Newfoundland, south as far as Georgia and Arizona.
Viola canadensis bears white blooms with yellow bases and sometimes streaks of purple. The petals are purple tinged on the backside. The leaves are heart-shaped, with coarse, rounded teeth.
The species is threatened or endangered in some areas, though abundant in others.
- Subspecies and Varieties
- Viola canadensis var. canadensis
- Viola canadensis subsp. canadensis
- Viola canadensis var. rugulosa (Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
- Viola canadensis subsp. scopulorum (A. Gray) House
Clade: Core Eudicots/Rosids
Species: Viola canadensis