Hooked-spur Violet

Hooked-spur or Early Violet (Viola adunca) in the Rock Garden at Beaux Arbres.

Botanical Name: Viola adunca

Height: Small

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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