List of Viola species

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This is a list of species in the plant genus Viola, often known as violets or pansies.

Viola is the largest genus in the family Violaceae, containing between 525 and 600 species.[1][2]

Streptocarpus sect. Saintpaulia (African violets) and Erythronium dens-canis (dogtooth violet) are not closely related to the true violas.

Species include:[3]


Known hybrids in genus Viola include:



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