Viola nuttallii
Nuttall's Violet
A Colorado Native Montane to Subalpine Species
Violaceae or Violet Family
6 inches tall - yellow
Full sun to light shade
Fertile, moist soil
Late Spring to Early Summer
Propagate by seed or cutting
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Nuttall's Violet is a Colorado native growing in moist, grassy meadows in the montane and subalpine zones. It's large, dark green mounds of foliage are topped with many bright yellow flowers with dark "whiskers". Nuttall's Violet grows to about 6" tall. Plant Nuttall's Violet in rich, moist soil in full sun (cool-summer climates) to light shade.