This is just one of many violets that grow in the wild. The white bog violet can be found on the edges of the wetlands or moist soils. The first of these specimens collected by George R. Cooley in Hernando County was back in March of 1958. One species at McKethan Lake Preserve and the other one in Weeki Wachee. Cooley described the species at Weeki Wachee…. ‘prairie at Weeki-Wachee in wet ground. Sweet smelling.’
The first specimen collected in Florida was on March 26, 1919, in Leon County by L. Griscom.