Viola pedatifida

Viola pedatifida


Photo credit: Jennifer Anderson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Violet Category:



Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 4″-8″
Color: Violet
Blooms: April-June
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 is an excellent little violet for upland shoreline or prairie restoration!


Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses
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 info:
Other Names:
Crowfoot Violet

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs