Kidney-leaved violet is believed to no longer grow in Connecticut.
- Family: violet (Violaceae)
- Habitat: swamps; cool, moist woods
- Height: 4 inches
- Flower size: 1/4 to 3/8 inch wide
- Flower color: white with purple lines
- Flowering time: May to July
- Origin: native
Photographed in Bruce County, Ontario in early June.
Kidney-leaved violet can be tricky to distinguish from other white-flowered violets, but the most distinctive characteristic is the leaves. They are wide, usually rounded at the tip, and have a shallow "sinus" -- the indentation between the lobes at the base. Photographed in Bruce County, Ontario in early June.