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Web Based Simplified Dichotomous Key To The Viola of Pennsylvania

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Synopsis: The Violet is Stemmed, does NOT Have A Yellow Center,
and Is Blue or Pale Purple.
There are  2 Possible Solutions
Comparison 4.  A1-B1-C2-D
 

     The two lateral (side) petals and sometimes the spur (bottom) petal of Violets often have a hairy growth or beard covering the area where the petal attaches to the flower structure.  Look at the lateral (side) petals of your specimen. 

 
     Are The Lateral Petals Bearded?
 
(D1), Bearded  (D2), NOT Bearded 
Click Here If The Lateral Petals Are Bearded.
Click Here If The Lateral Petals Are NOT Bearded.
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By Gary W. Sherwin
Compiled From A Key By Harvey Ballard
Originally Published In Plants of Pennsylvania
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