Viola pedata

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Viola pedata
Viola pedata.jpg
Photographed in Hobbs State Park / Conservation Management Area, northwestern Arkansas

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. pedata
Binomial name
Viola pedata

Viola pedata (birdsfoot violet, bird's-foot violet, or mountain pansy) is a violet native to sandy areas in 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 it does not tolerate rich, organic garden soils and 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.



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