Viola spp.



wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,blue,purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Naturalistic woodland landscapes.
Considerations: Dies back in the winter. Depending upon the species, it may seed prolifically.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Adaptable, depends on species


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Dry to mesic upland hardwood forests, bluff microsites, upper fringes of wiregrass seep slopes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


The leaves and flowers of violets are edible.