Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

Viola sororia

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Scientific Name: Viola sororia
Common Name: Common Blue Violet
Description of facts and concepts: This “weed” of lawns is widespread.  An edible native (both flowers and leaves) high in Vitamin C and potassium.  Seeds are cleistogamous, producing seeds underground without pollination.  Pollination of the flower results in normal seeds.
Seed or division information: Seeds, divisions in spring or fall
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4,  but blooms throughout the spring.
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: Purple. Violet family, flowers purple and occasionally white with blue stripes (“Confederate Violet”)
Height: 10″
Spread: 12″
Family: Violet
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral soils
Soil: Dry to Wet Moist or dry.  Moist woodland soils, also found in lawns in sun or shade.
Light: Sun to Shade Shade to part shade
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-8

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