Viola sororia


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Common Name: Common Blue Violet

Plant Type: Herbaceous

Habitat: Woodland

Light Requirements: sun, p art sun, shade

Soil Moisture: mesic

Soil Type: All

Height: 10 - 30 cm

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Colour: violet

Germination Requirements: Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage. Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F

Details/Comments: host plant to the fritillary butterfly; leaves and flowers are edible

Common Name (Alt): Woolly Blue Violet

Picture Copyright: Thomas G Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database