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Viola pubescens

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam

Height: 6"-12"

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, colonizing, edible, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)
  • Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)
  • Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)
  • Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)

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Description

Viola pubescens

Also known as:

downy yellow violet

,

smooth yellow violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Viola eriocarpon, Viola pensylvanica

Cultivation

Will colonies by seed and vegetatively by rhyzome, without being aggressive.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

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

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Special Concern: RI

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 pubescens downy yellow violet