Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Early Blue Violet, Wood Violet

Early Blue Violet, Wood Violet

Viola palmata

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers loamy soil but tolerates some rocky or gritty material, slightly acid to neutral pH.  6 inches height, blooms in spring, purple flowers, self-sows.

Germination Code:  C(60) or M, D

Native Region:  Statewide

This violet can handle sun with extra moisture.  Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.  Plant is a larval food for several Fritillary butterflies.   Attracts butterflies and bees.

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