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Viola pensylvanica

Common Name(s):
Butter yellow beauty, Smooth yellow violet
Categories:
Groundcover, Wildflowers
Comment:


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) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platypariaThis plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Agressively self-seeds.

Season:
Early summer
Height:
6-16 in.
Hardiness:
Zones 4-7
Foliage:
Non-hairy, one to three-lobed basal leaves
Flower:
Yellow five-petal flower
Size:
3-6 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
naturalize, low maintenance, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2789

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Viola pennsylvanica Close up of bloom.
Katja Schulz, CC BY - 2.0
Viola pennsylvanica Fruit