|Photographed in Hobbs State Park / Conservation Management Area, northwestern Arkansas|
Viola pedata (birdsfoot violet, bird's-foot violet), an ornamental plant in the Violaceae family, also known as the "mountain pansy", is endemic to eastern North America. It favors well drained, acidic soils in full to partial sun environments. It is difficult to cultivate in typical garden environments because of an intolerance to rich, organic garden soils as well as excess moisture.
Two primary color forms exist, Viola pedata var. lineariloba ("concolor"), which is a solid pink-lilac-lavendar color, and var. pedata ("bicolor"), in which the superior petals are a deep red-purple and the lateral and interior petals are similar to the concolor variety. Less common is Viola pedata var. linearloba forma alba, which is a white flowered form.
- Native Plant Identification Network
- Kemper Center for Home Gardening, Missouri Botanical Garden
- Connecticut Botanical Society
- Missouri Plants
- Illinois Wildflowers
- Minnesota Wildflowers
- Ontario Wildflowers
- Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
- Plant Fact Sheet, North Carolina Cooperative Extension
- Chesapeake Bay Watershed Natives
- Plant of the Week, Celebrating Wildflowers, US Forest Service
- Viola Pedata Faces (variation in flower color)
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