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Plant Identification: Help ID this woodland flower

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yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2014
8:22 AM

Post #9804747

Need some help identifying this woodland flower. Growing in my yard in Seattle.
Thanks!!

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JohnJebaraj
MADURAI, TAMIL NADU
India

April 4, 2014
8:38 AM

Post #9804758

Viola blanda


Wild in Indian forests


Jj
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 4, 2014
6:19 PM

Post #9805104

Appears to have opposite leaves, which would be very unlike viola.
I can't see the flower clearly from the photos...
Do the flowers have 4 petals?
JohnJebaraj
MADURAI, TAMIL NADU
India

April 4, 2014
7:32 PM

Post #9805145

A legible display showing the phyllotaxy and number of petals would solve all doubts about the identity of the species.


If the plant displayed is Viola blanda,

Identification: Leaves basal and flowers located on separate stalks. Flowers white with 5 petals, fragrant, and with upper petals twisted at the apices. Leaves ovate to heart-shaped, basal indentation between leaf blade and leaf stalk narrow and deep.

If not, may be something else

Jj
suse
Bretten
Germany

April 5, 2014
11:28 AM

Post #9805550

For me it seems to look like Lunaria annua alba...
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 5, 2014
11:32 AM

Post #9805554

I considered that as well, suse!
Clearer photos would help, but I think that it is highly likely.

This message was edited Apr 5, 2014 11:33 AM
yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2014
2:43 PM

Post #9805662

Here are some clearer pictures

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JohnJebaraj
MADURAI, TAMIL NADU
India

April 5, 2014
11:44 PM

Post #9805883

Cruciform polypetalous corolla with four petals - Typical of Brassicaceae

No doubt this is Lunaria annua alba unknown in India


Jj

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