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Web Based Simplified Dichotomous Key To The Viola of Pennsylvania

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Synopsis: The Violet is Stemmed, Has A Yellow Center or Flower,
And A Slender Tap-Root.
There are  3 Possible Solutions.
Comparison 4.  A1-B2-E1-F
  

     Violas And Field Pansies do not have the typical heart shaped leaves, so common with most of the other members of the Viola genus.  Their leaves tend to be oval shaped.  The leaf edges may be smooth or have crenations (rounded notches).

 
     How Many indentations do the leaves have on each side?
 
(F1), 0 to 2 Crenations  (F2), 3 or more Crenations 
  
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(1 Possibility)  (2 Possibilities)
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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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