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Viola blanda

Previously known as:

  • Viola alsophila Greene
  • Viola incognita
  • Viola leconteana
Description


Sweet white violets are low maintenance North American native wildflowers in the Violaceae family. They spread by runners (stolons) and can form a carpeted groundcover.  They naturalize easily in woodland, rock gardens, boarders and shade gardens.

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring, April-May

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) platyparia. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#pollinators#shade tolerant#nectar plant#woodland garden#wet sites#border#specialized bees#cpp#deer resistant#Rock gardens
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#pollinators#shade tolerant#nectar plant#woodland garden#wet sites#border#specialized bees#cpp#deer resistant#Rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viola
    Species:
    blanda
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil