Viola scopulorum or Viola canadensis var. scopulorum
(Canada Violet)

Violaceae (Violet)

Viola scopulorum is a small white-flowered violet found in shady places. Flowers are less than 1 cm wide, and leaves are 3 to 4 cm long. Stems and leaf bottoms are glabrous (hairless).

Compare to Viola rydbergii, which is very similar in appearance and habitat. V. rydbergii is slightly larger and has hairs along the upper stem and on the veins on 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