white violets?

Asked June 12, 2020, 1:20 PM EDT

We live in Landenberg, PA along the White Clay Creek. This year we have tons of these white flowered plants in our native yard. My question is: what plant is this? Is it native? We also have purple and yellow violets early spring but they are not this tall and are in full sun areas of yard. These are ~ 12 inches tall and are in the shade.

Pennsylvania

1 Response

This is Striped Cream Violet (Viola striata) native to the Eastern US. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VIST3

Found in part shade in rich, moist soil. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/viola-striata/