$4.25 – $6.95
Photo credit: Jennifer Anderson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
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 is an excellent little violet for upland shoreline or prairie restoration!
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 Names: Crowfoot Violet