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The Flora of Mount Shasta

Mountain Violet

Violet Family (Violaceae) Viola purpurea
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Mountain Violet

Flower: Five yellow petals, the lower three are purple veined

Blooms: April to August

Leaves: Nearly triangular leaves having toothed margins

Height: 2 to 8 inches

Tidbits: The fresh plant is remarkably high in vitamin C and beta-carotene. Relief from headaches has been obtained by making a tea from violets. When the plant is made into a poultice it has been useful in curing ulcers and bedsores.

 

Mountain violet amidst phlox in the Old Ski Bowl
Mountain violet amidst phlox in the Old Ski Bowl

 

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