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Viola sororiaViola sororia (V. papilionacea)

common blue violet

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-0.5'
Flowers: Mar.-Jun.; dark blue, violet
Fruit: green with purple; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 6-7.8
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

dry to moist woods, swamps, thickets

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

delicate plant and flower; edible; spreader; stemless



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2039.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004