Viola pedata

Viola pedata


Bird's Foot Violet Category:


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Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 3-6″
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Season: April – September

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Bird’s Foot Violet pretty little violet grows well in sandy and gravelly soils and can take some shade, growing well in open woodlands. It is a beautiful flower for rock gardens or upland restorations. Grows well under evergreens.

Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S.  Native to the Twin Cities/Anoka Sand Plain and the southeast corner of Minnesota.

Pollinators: Bees and butterflies, including skipper and fritillary butterflies.

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.

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.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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