- Common Name(s):
- Butter yellow beauty, Smooth yellow violet
- Groundcover, Wildflowers
A low maintenance wildflower in the Violaceae family. It makes an excellent groundcover and naturalizes easily. It is a great companion plant for Trillium spp.
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Early summer
Wildlife Value: Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies and bees. Members of the genus Viola support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Agressively self-seeds.
- Early summer
- 6-16 in.
- Non-hairy, one to three-lobed basal leaves
- Yellow five-petal flower
- 3-6 ft.
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2789