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Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Part to Shade
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.
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.
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.