Viola epipsila subsp. repens (Turcz.) Becker
FamilyViolaceae — APG family: Violaceae
SynonymsViola achyrophora Greene, Viola repens Turcz., Viola palustris
Common namemarsh violet
DescriptionLong, horizontal, thin, filiform rootstock with long runners from upper part; leaves thin, cordate-ovate, somewhat acute, glabrous on both sides; stem glabrous, with pair of bracts in upper part; sepals oblong-ovate, blunt; petals lilac, the lower with darker veins; spur short, thick, 2-3 times longer than auricles of calyx.
EcologyWet meadows, peaty soil, brooksides, in the mountains to at least 1,800 meters. V. epipsila described from Tartu (Estonia), subsp. repens from Baikal and Dahuria.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. epipsila.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.