Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Halberd-leaf Violet

Halberd-leaf Violet

Viola hastata

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich soil but tolerates average, neutral pH.  4-10 inches height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Has attractive silvery mottling on the foliage. Typically occurs in ravines and hilly districts where soil is enriched with leaves or rotting wood and in mountain forests.  Violet blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.   Attracts butterflies and birds.


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