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Viola Pubescens

Botanical Name:

Viola pubescens

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How to Grow
Water
High
Water generously when surface of mix is dry.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Partial Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Rich, dry soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Ground Cover, Herb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Individual flowers are ¾" across with 5 yellow petals, and branched brownish-purple veins occurring along the lowest petal and sometimes on the 2 lateral petals. Small tufts of hair are at the base of the two lateral petals. The lowest petal has a short blunt nectar spur. In North Carolina, the flowers are available from March to May.

Fruit

Egg-shaped, 1/2 inch long oval 3-angled seed capsules are light green and mature to brown. They split into 3 parts to eject their seeds. In North Carolina, the fruits are available from May to June. They will split open when ripe.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Bees

Moths

Pollinators

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Viola - Violets

Genus

Viola

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