Viola pubescens

Viola pubescens


Downy Violet Category:


Soil: Mesic
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 4″-12″
Color: Yellow
Blooms: April-June
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.

Suggested Uses:

Shade, Ground Cover, Rock Gardens


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.
More Info: The purple veins in the flower are guides for the insects and lead to the nectar.
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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs




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