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Viola  aurea Kellogg   
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FamilyVIOLACEAE
Genus species var.Viola  aurea Kellogg 
SynonymsViola purpurea ssp. aurea (Kellogg) J.C.Clausen
 Viola purpurea var. aurea (Kellogg) Jeps.
 Viola senecta A.Nelson
Territory Southwestern U.S.A.CaliforniaNevada
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude1400-2000m
Description greyish, subtomentose, leaves orbiculate or subreniform to lanceolate-ovate, coarsely and regularly glandular-dentate, petals 8-12mm long, brownish striate
Size5-10cm
Colordark yellow
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-16°C
division after flowering and in fall
BibliographyCronquist, A. et al. (1972-2005) Intermountain Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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