Botanical name: Viola pilosa Family: Violaceae (Violet family)
Synonyms: Viola serpens Wall., Viola pogonantha
Smooth-Leaf White Violet is a perennial herb very similar to the Himalayan White Violet differing in having narrower leaves which are narrower, longer, ovate-lanceshaped, pointed to long-pointed, with thin white hairs or almost hairless above. Leaves are 5-7-nerved or veined. Leaf-stalk is almost as long as the leaf blade. Flowers are lilac to almost white, 1-1.5 cm across. Upper petals normally have hairs at the base. Stigma is 3-lobed, beaked. Stipules are entire or toothed, not fringed. Himalayan White Violet has fringed stipules. Smooth-Leaf White Violet is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to SW China, Burma and SE Asia, at altitudes of 1200-3000 m. Flowering: March-May.
• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,
The flower labeled Smooth-Leaf White Violet is ...