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Common Blue Violet, Confederate Violet
Scientific Name: Viola sororia Schrank
Synonym: Viola floridana, Viola napae, Viola septentrionalis, Viola papilionacea var. priceana, Viola priceana, Viola papilionacea, Viola subaffinis, Viola melissifolia, Viola ×insessa, Viola champlainensis, Viola palmata var. sororia, Viola latiuscula, Viola montivaga
Family: Violaceae
Common Blue Violet, Confederate Violet (Viola  sororia)
Viola septentrionalis, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 550. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part shade to sun

Origin: Eastern North America from Canada to Mexico

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 3 to 8 inches tall (7-20 cm); heart-shaped leaves with notched margins, up to 5 inches wide (12.5 cm), downy haired leaf blades and leaf and flower stalks

Watering Needs: Moist soil, well drained

Propagation: Seeds, self-sows, but does not spread by runners

Viola sororia fa. priceana (V. priceana) has white to greyish petals with a blue center.

Blooming Habits:
Flat-faced, purplish blue flowers (sometimes white), with darker veins and a white base, 0.5 to 1 inch wide (12-25 mm). The lowest petal does not have a spur, and the flowers is barely if at all standing above the leaves. Each flower has a leafless stalk up to 4 inches long (10 cm). The Viola sororia blooms in spring (March to June).

Fruiting Habits:

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