Identification: Very Small Plants that Resemble Some Fungi, with Round-ish Saucer-Like Leaves

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  1. jason9v

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    Hello Everyone,

    Do you know what this plant is? It is very small, and has round-ish and saucer-like leaves that resemble some fungi.

    Location : Pacific Ranges
    Elevation : 1200 m
    Season : Late July

    Jason

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A better photo of habitat might be necessary.
     
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    I took a photo that shows a bit more of the immediate surroundings. The plant is surrounded by some luetkea, which is roughly a similar size. Other than that, I see a bunch of rocks, soil and pieces of bark, twigs and leaves

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    The link below is a panorama that was taken and uploaded by someone else, but it shows the broader environment of the approximate area near where I took my photo. The panorama is labeled to have been taken or uploaded in October, while my photo was taken in late July.

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I lean toward it being a violet.
     
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    I will see if I can visit the area again later this year and try to photograph it during flowering.
     
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    Awesome, thank you. I looked it up on the internet for its flowering season, turned out to be early spring - sadly, it looks like by the time I can return to the area later this year, the flowering season for viola orbiculata will be over.
     

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