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Downy Yellow Violet
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.
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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.