|Viola primulifolia flowers
||Stephen M. Young
Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)
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The state's largest population of this beautiful white violet has less than 300 plants.
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There are 12 existing populations, but most are small in size with under 100 plants and growing in a small area. There are 21 historical occurrences known , but many of them have been developed or manipulated.
The short-term trend is unknown. Insufficient surveys have been done in recent years to determine short-term trends of existing populations.
The long-term trend is somewhat negative. There has been a moderate decline in the number of populations in the last 100 years, especially on Staten Island and western Long Island. Existing populations are small and many of them are unprotected so we can expect further decline in the future.