Common Name: Birdsfoot Violet

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: <1′
  • Flower: Violet, Mar, Apr, May, Jun
  • Fruit: Whitish capsule that turns brown and ejects seeds when ripe.
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
  • Larval host for: Diana (Speyeria diana), Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

SKU: vio_ped_000 Categories:
Viola pedata is a low growing cluster of small, deeply cleft leaves that resemble a bird’s foot that puts up a small stalk topped with a showy flower. The flowers are bluish to violet with a white throat that often has blue to violet linear stripes and a yellow center. The flower has five petals and resembles an inverted star. This native violet does not spread by runners, but will self seed. Often found naturally occurring on partially shaded, sloped areas with mildly eroded soil where leaf litter will not accumulate and smother the tiny crowns.

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