Viola biflora

Alpine Yellow-violet

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Common names

Alpine Yellow-violet.

Scientific name

Viola biflora L.

Conservation status and threats

NOT protected species in Bulgaria.

Description and identification

Viola biflora is a perennial herbaceous plant. Stems 3-20 cm high. Rosette leaves 1-4, broadly reniform (kidney-shaped) to rounded, cordate at the base, obtuse at the apex, 1.5-5.0 cm long, 2.0-5.5 cm wide. Flowers are yellow, obovate to trapezoidal, 12-15 mm high and 10-12 mm wide, odorless. Flowering June-July[1].


In moist, rocky, often overgrown with moss places in the alpine zone[2].

Distribution in Bulgaria

In the mountains Central Stara Planina, Pirin, Rila, Western Rhodopes, from 1700 to 2800 m above sea level[3].


[1] Делипавлов, Д. 1979. Флора на Н. Р. България, том VІІ.

[2] Делипавлов, Д. 1979. Пос. източник.

[3] Делипавлов, Д. 1979. Пос. източник.

Viola biflora на български

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