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Viola sororia

Common Names: Common Blue Violet, Wood Violet
Viola sororia
Viola sororia

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: Viola sororia

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of the common blue violet are 0.5" and have 5 petals with a spur on the bottom petal. The lower three petals are veined.

The leaves are heart-shaped, on separate stalks from the flowers. The plants grow to 8" in height.

Habitat & Range

Common blue violets grow in damp woods across North America.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from April to June.

This species is an herbaceous annual.

Featured image by James Dake.


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