VIOLA riviniana

Violet, Common Violet,
Dog Violet



Height: 3-6" (7-15 cm)
Flowering Time: Spring, summer
Flower Colour: Purple

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Violales (Viola Order)
Family: Violaceae (Viola Family)
Genus: Viola (Viola)
Species: riviniana
Viola riviniana

Viola riviniana is a familiar wildflower, found in woodland, hedges, field edges and other shady grassy places in spring. It is a green leafy plant, with branching stems of slightly fuzzy heart-shaped leaves, and large violets which unfortunately have no perfume.

Viola riviniana was used in traditional herbal medicine to reduce fever.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


( days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is pointed, opening into three sections, with the seeds neatly arranged
on each part. When the seeds are released, the sides of each part close together.

Seed The seeds are light brown drops. There are many seeds in a seedpod.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are heart-shaped.

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