Selkirk's violet


Sel·​kirk's violet
: an acaulescent violet (Viola selkirkii) found in the cooler parts of North America and in Greenland that has large-spurred flowers of a pale violet color

Word History


perhaps from Selkirk, range of the Rocky mountains in British Columbia, Canada

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“Selkirk's violet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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