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Viola pedata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, poor, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 0"-6"

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June

Bloom Color: violet, purple, lilac

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, drought tolerant, rock garden plant

Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)
  • Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)
  • Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)
  • Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)
  • Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)

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Description

Viola pedata

Also known as:

birdfoot violet

,

bird foot violet

,

birdsfoot violet

,

bird's foot violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Cultivation

Unlike most violet species, Viola pedata does not spread by rhyzomes. Under ideal conditions, it will slowly colonize by seed. Will tolerate moist conditions, so long as they are very well drained; plants may otherwise be susceptible to root rot. Will occasional produce a second bloom period in fall.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

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

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Exploitably Vulnerable: NY
  • Threatened: NH, OH

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 pedata birdfoot violet