Sun: Partial, Shade
Flowers: The flowers have 5 petals, the lower 3 of which have purple veins. They are 3/4″ wide and grow on the same stem as the leaves – which is unusual for violets.
Leaves: The leaves are heart-shaped, hairy and scalloped or toothed. They are about 2″-5″ wide.
Shade, Ground Cover, Rock Gardens
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 Info: The purple veins in the flower are guides for the insects and lead to the nectar.