Violet

This is a large genus with from 525 to 600 species of annuals and herbaceous perennials included. They are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere with a few species found in other environments also.

 

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Viola cornuta Horned Violet, Tufted Violet
V. cucullata Marsh Blue Violet
V. labradorica  
V. oclorata Sweet Violet
V. odorata Sweet Violet, Garden Violet, Florist's Violet, English Violet
V. pedata  
V. pubescens  
V. rotundifolia  
V. tricolor Johnny Jump Up
V. Williamsii Tufted Pansy
V. x wittrockiana  
   
   
   

Species Hgt (in) Has Stems Stoloniferous Seed Color
V. cornuta 4-12 Yes No Black
V. cucullata 3-6 No No Black
V. labradorica 1-4 Yes No Brown
V. odorata 2-8 No Yes Cream
V. pedata 2-6 No No Copper
V. pubescens 8-12 Yes No Brown
V. rotundifolia 3-6 No No White

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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