Delicate, woodland violet. Flowers light purple, to 15 mm diameter, long spurred - spur comprising nearly 2/3 the length of the spur petal, typical measurement spur petal = 15 mm long, spur 9 mm of that. Scapes typically rise to same height as the leaves. Plant glabrous except for the top of the leaves which are noticeably hairy, even without using a loupe. Leaves are cordate with narrowed sinuses, crenate. Leaf measured at 35 mm long and 25 mm wide.
Leaves and scapes rising to a height of 5 cm.
Taxonomic key to Saskatchewan's violets.
Habitat is moist woodlands. This plant is rare to uncommon in Saskatchewan, listed as an S2S3 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.
Above photos taken May 27th, north facing slopes, mixed woods, Porcupine Hills, about 400 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.