- Common Name(s):
- Common blue violet, Sister violet
The common blue violet is a wildflower in the Violaceae family. It tolerates wet soil, clay soil, and being planted near black walnut trees.
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring-Summer, April-August
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.
- Spring to early summer
- 3-8 in.
- Up to 5 in. hairy heart-shaped leaves and hairy stems
- 0.5-0.75 in. blue to white flowers, or white with purple veins; five petals; smooth stalks
- Damp woods, moist meadows, roadsides
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2791