Canadian White Violets (Viola canadensis) grow at elevations above 6000 feet (1829 m) here in Arizona, and the mountain areas where these white-flowered violets grow certainly feel very Canadian with their large pine and fir trees, cool summer weather, and snowy winters. Canadian White Violets can be found growing on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson.
Canadian White Violets are up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall, and they bloom from April to September. The flowers are 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) wide and have 5 petals with yellow bases lined with dark purple. The backs of the upper petals are also tinged with purple. The leaves are green, heart-shaped, and have toothed margins.