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Viola Sororia

Botanical Name:

Viola sororia

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, rich soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Edible, Ground Cover, Herb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Annual

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Flowers are borne on long peduncles from ground slightly overtopping leaves, zygomorphic, deep blue-violet to white, nodding;. There are 5 unequal petals, the uppermost pair nearly erect, the lateral pair spreading. Blue to whitened with medial basal erect pubescence, lowermost petal white basally, veins dark violet; spur to .1 inch; sepals 5. In North Carolina, flowers are purple to purplish-white and appear from February to May.

Fruit

Fruit is a 3-chambered capsule. In North Carolina, fruits are available from April to June., Green with purple

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Taxonomy

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Violaceae

Genus

Viola

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