Viola pedatifida
(Prairie Violet)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Prairie Violet, Larkspur Violet, Purple Prairie Violet, Bearded Birdfoot Violet
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Viola pedatifida, or Prairie Violet, is native to the central United States, and also extends into the south Rocky Mountains. It is a perennial, that grows in dry prairies and meadows, as well as open woods. It blooms in late spring and early summer with light purple flowers.

There are many species of Viola in the United States, and many look very similar. More information will be posted soon on telling this species apart.

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