Viola pedata

Viola pedata

$4.95

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Description

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Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Part to Shade
Height: 3″-6″
Color: Violet
Blooms: April-September
Flowers: The flowers have 5 petals, the lower 1 whitish with purple veins. There are 5 stamens. The anthers are orange. The flowers are about 1 1/2″ wide.
Leaves: The leaves, grown on separate stalks, are 1″-2″ long and are deeply cut into linear toothed segments. If they were entire, they would be close to fan shaped.

Suggested Uses:

This pretty little violet grows well in sandy and gravelly soils and can take some light shade. It is a beautiful flower for the rock garden or upland restoration.

 

Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses: Once used as a laxative and to induce vomiting.
Food Uses: Young leaves can be mixed into salads or eaten as a cooked green. The flowers can be candied by dipping them into water, drying them, and sprinkling them with sugar. They are a good source of vitamins C and A.
Other Uses: It attracts Fritillary butterflies.
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Weight 1 lbs
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