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Viola hastata

Common Name(s):
Halberd-leaved violet
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

 

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. 

Season:
Spring
Height:
4-10 in.
Foliage:
Long, variegated, arrow-shaped leaves
Flower:
Yellow flowers; back of petals are purple-tinged
Site:
Rich, open woods, ravines
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2786

Viola hastata Viola hastata
Dan Nydick, CC BY-NC-2.0
Viola hastata Leaf close up
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC-2.0
Viola hastata Viola hastata
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Viola hastata Flower close up
Cathie Bird, CC-BY-SA-2.0