Viola rydbergii or Viola canadensis ssp. rydbergii
(Canada Violet)
Family:

Violaceae (Violet)


A white-flowered violet, Viola canadensis forms dense patches in shaded areas, often under thickets near streams.

Compare to Viola scopulorum, which is a looks like a small version of V. rydbergii. V. scopulorum lacks hairs on the upper stem and veins of the undersides of leaves. Some taxonomists consider V. scopulorum and V. rydbergii to be varieties or subspecies of a single species, V. canadensis.


Vegetation zone:  Foothills to Montane
Time of bloom:  May - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers