Common name: Swamp Violet
Viola caleyana G.Don APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with stems to 30 cm long, glabrous.
Leaves scattered, sometimes clustered at the nodes, lamina 1–5 cm long, margins usually shallowly crenate; petiole 1–6 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, entire or sparsely toothed.
Scapes mostly 2–8 cm long, bracteoles at or above the middle. Sepals 3–4 mm long. Petals 8–10 mm long, white to pale violet, the lower with a short spur, laterals sometimes slightly hairy within, veined.
Capsule 7–9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet situations in forest or woodland or near swamps.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Tas.
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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