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Viola pedunculata, the California golden violet, Johnny jump up, or yellow pansy, is a perennial yellow wildflower of the coast and coastal ranges in California and northwestern Baja California.  The common name "Johnny jump up" is usually associated with Viola tricolor however, the introduced garden annual.
The fragrant flowers appear in March and April, and are a rich, saturated yellow to yellow-orange, with brown-purple nectar guides on the lower petals. The flowers are hermaphrodite, and are pollinated by native and introduced insects. Dried in air, the seeds weigh about 4 milligrams (0.00014 oz) each.
The plant is cultivated as an ornamental plant by specialty plant nurseries, for planting as a drought tolerant seasonal groundcover or flowering accent plant in native plant and wildlife gardens; and as a potted plant. 
When cultivated in colder climates outside its native range where not so hardy, it is most successful when propagated in a cold frame.
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- Jepson: Viola pedunculata . accessed 3.23.2013
- CalFlora: Viola pedunculata ssp. pedunculata
- USDA: Viola pedunculata ssp. tenuifolia
- Univ. of Michigan: Dearborn — Ethnobotany treatment . accessed 3.23.2013
- Las Pilitas horticultural database: Viola pedunculata — (Violet, Yellow Pansy, Johnny jump up, California Golden Violet, and Wild Pansy) . accessed 3.23.2013
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database (NPIN)
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