Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Downy Yellow Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Viola pubescens

Part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich soil, acidic to neutral pH.  4-10 inches height, blooms spring into summer, yellow flowers, will colonize by re-seeding and rhizomes without being aggressive.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Statewide

This plant often has hairy leaves and stems, hence the common name.  Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.   Attracts butterflies and bees.


One response to “Downy Yellow Violet

  1. Leigh H. January 20, 2018 at 3:32 am

    These little guys are welcomed visitors among my front lawn. I didn’t realize the blossoms were edible. I’m looking forward to doing more research on these types of techniques!

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