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Viola cucullata

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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: acid, loam, clay, sand

Height: 5"-10"

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: purple, blue

Leaf Color: green

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

Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, shade garden plant

Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet)
  • Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet)
  • Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet)

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Description

Viola cucullata

Also known as:

marsh blue violet

,

blue marsh violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Viola obliqua

Description

Viola cucullata is most easily recognized by its flowers that float several inches above the foliage on erect stems. Flowers are medium shades of blue or purple.

Cultivation

Viola cucullata is a moisture loving violet, found in wet meadows, bogs and along swamp margins. Best in filtered light, it also tolerates full-sun and full-shade. It is not particular about soil. It forms dense clumps. Blooms April to June. Zones 3-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Violaceae Violet family
Genus Viola violet
Species Viola cucullata marsh blue violet