Viola labradorica, commonly known as Alpine dog violet, Alpine violet, American dog violet, dog violet, and Labrador violet, is a perennial native to eastern Canada, Greenland, and the United States. The plant sold as Viola labradorica by nurseries is Viola riviniana.
Viola labradorica has edible leaves and flowers. The leaves are sometimes characterized as "wooly" and thus not as desirable for eating.
Viola riviana is grown as a flowering groundcover in gardens and as a house plant. It can become naturalized, or even an invasive species, when planted near adjacent native plant habitats and natural-wildland ecosystems.
- Viola labradorica was originally described and published in Denkschriften der Bayer. Botanischen Gesellschaft in Regensburg 2: 12. 1818 "Name - Viola labradorica Schrank". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "Name - Viola labradorica Schrank synonyms". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "Common names for American dog violet (Viola labradorica)". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
- Jacke, Toensmeier, Edible Forest Gardens Volume One
- Viola labradorica 'purpurea' = V. riviniana? (what's the story). Violet Forum. GardenWeb Forums.
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