Viola priceana
(Confederate Violet)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Confederate Violet, Common Blue Violet
    Synonyms: Viola floridana, Viola latiuscula, Viola papilionacea
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Viola priceana, or Confederate Violet, is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is a perennial, that grows in open woods, meadows, prairies, fields, along streams, along woodlands, as well as in yards and gardens. It blooms in late spring and early summer with deep purple flowers, and often either continues blooming all year, or takes the heat of the summer off and then sometimes blooms again in fall.

There are many species of Viola in the United States, and many look very similar. This plant is considered by some to be the same as Viola sororia. Here, we consider them separate. The species is perhaps a white variant. More information will be posted later on distinguishing similar species.

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