Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

Viola sororia (Viola papilionacea)

Full sun to part shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich but tolerates most soils except rocky, slightly acid to slightly alkaline pH.  6-8 inches height, blooms spring into summer, purple flowers, self-seeds freely.

Germination Code:  C(60) or M, D

Native Region:  Statewide

Easy to grow plant that can be weedy.  Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.  Leaves are larval food for Fritillary butterflies.  Attracts butterflies and birds.

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