Primrose-leaved Violet Viola primulifolia Linnaeus    Synonyms: Viola x primulifolia L. (pro sp.) [lanceolata x macloskeyi].
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Violales   >   Family Violaceae   >   Genus Viola   

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The Primrose-leaved Violet is sometimes referred to as a nothospecies. This means that it is a hybrid that can freely cross with other like hybrid plants. So, it is is really both a species and a hybrid at the same time. Its parent species are Viola macloskeyi and Viola lanceolata. (B. Harms, pers. comm.) Typical of wet power line cuts alongside Lance-leave Violet.

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Host plant for Aphrodite Fritillary.

A potential larval host for Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene).

There are 158 records in the project database.

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Primrose-leaved Violet blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violets blooming in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/24/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in St. Marys Co., Maryland (5/3/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/25/2015). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/20/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2019). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Primrose-leaved Violet specimen collected in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/25/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/19/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/15/1977). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet (past) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2017). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Primrose-leaved Violet in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/4/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)


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