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Viola rostrata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

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

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 6"-14"

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June

Bloom Color: violet, purple, lilac

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7

Viola rostrata (longspur violet)
  • Viola rostrata (longspur violet)
  • Viola rostrata (longspur violet)
  • Viola rostrata (longspur violet)
  • Viola rostrata (longspur violet)

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Description

Viola rostrata

Also known as:

longspur violet

,

long-spurred violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

May be easily recognized by its distinctive, backward facing spur, to which it owes its common name.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

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 rostrata longspur violet