Common blue violet
Viola sororia
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:
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
2-4 inches in height.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Hammocks.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, with humusy top layer.
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:
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to moderate shade.
Flower Color:
Blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
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Steven W. Woodmansee