Botanical Name: Viola adunca
Season of bloom: Early spring.
Growing Conditions: Sun. Thrives in dry, infertile, sandy or gravelly soil. An excellent violet for sunny rock gardens.
Wildlife benefits: Host plant for caterpillars of Fritillary butterflies.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.
Remarks: Also called Early Violet. This species of violet will not invade lawns.
Similar species: Dog Violet Bird’s Foot Violet
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