Downy Yellow Violet

Botanical Name: Viola pubescens

Height: about 10 cm

Season of bloom: Spring

Growing Conditions: Light shade, ordinary, well-drained soil.

Wildlife benefits: Host plant for Meadow Fritillary butterflies.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

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Similar species: Barren Strawberry

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