Bog white violet
Viola lanceolata
Violaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 3-6 inches tall. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.
Habitats:
Swamps and pinelands.
Soils:
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Light shade.
Flower Color:
White with purple veins on the lower petals.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
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Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton