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Viola canadensis

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 8"-16"

Bloom Time: June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, clumping, colonizing, edible, fragrant plant, mounding, naturalizing, shade garden plant

Viola canadensis (Canadian white violet)
  • Viola canadensis (Canadian white violet)
  • Viola canadensis (Canadian white violet)
  • Viola canadensis (Canadian white violet)
  • Viola canadensis (Canadian white violet)

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Description

Viola canadensis

Also known as:

Canada violet

,

Canadian violet

,

Canadian white violet

,

tall white violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Viola canadensis is a relative tall growing species of violet, reaching up to 1.5 '. It has white, sometimes tinged with purple, fragrant flowers with yellow bases. They grow from the upper leaf axils. This characteristic helps distinguish them from other white violets. The leaves are heart-shaped, dark green and slightly glossy.

Cultivation

Canadian white violet is not a creeping species, but spreads from seed, sometimes aggressively. It can form large, dense colonies. It does well in moist, rich, well-drained soil in full to light shade. It is a cold season species and will also do well in full sun and wettish soil in the northern parts of its range. Bloom times will vary depending on geographic location, from June to September. Extremely hardy: zones 2-7

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division.

Additional Notes

Birds are attracted by the seeds. Flowers are edible.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL, ME, NJ
  • Historical: RI
  • Threatened: CT

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Violaceae Violet family
Genus Viola violet
Species Viola canadensis Canada violet