Connecticut Plants
Round-leaved Yellow Violet
Viola rotundifolia Michx.

This is one of two species of yellow-flowered violet in Connecticut. Note that this species has only basal leaves, i.e. the leaves (as well as the flowers) arise directly from the base of the plant. The other species, downy yellow violet, has stems that bear both leaves and flowers.

  • Family: violet (Violaceae)
  • Habitat: rich woods
  • Height: 2-5 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Origin: native
Viola rotundifolia Michx.
Viola rotundifolia Michx.

Round-leaved yellow violet is distinguished by large, glossy leaves.