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Viola yildirimlii
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Viola yildirimlii - endemic in the Mediterranean. Grows on rocky slopes, along with Corydalis rutifolia subsp. erdelii, Primula vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, Anemone blanda, Ornithogalum lanceolatum, Muscari azureum and Gladiolus atroviolaceus up to altitudes of 1800 m.

Viola yildirimlii - herbaceous, perennial, Caulis, stolonifera, 8 inches inAltima. Leaves erect, ovata and easy cordiform based in youth, prostrate, narrow-triangular-ovata and truncated to the maturity, language 6-30 x 10-20 mm, pubescent, thick, crenat-soirees. Petiole 1,5-6 cm long, narrow wing, pubescent. Stipele lanceolata, sometimes ovata, 4.12 x 1-2.5 mm, membraneous, short glandulous. Peduncle 25-35 cm long, pubescent; bractei 4-5 mm long, the middle peduncle. Flower 8-10 mm long, purple with white base. Sepa narrow-oblong, 3-4 x 1 mm, pubescent. Hairy petals, petal centrala8-10 mm, 8.9 mm lateral petals, spur open purple, 2-3 mm, curved upwards. Blooms in April-May. Global capsule, 8-10 mm diameter, densely pubescent. Seeds 3 x 1.5 mm.

Source www3.interscience.wiley.com, www.nobelonline.net, www.journals.tubitak.gov.tr

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