Viola pubescens
(Downy Yellow Violet)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Downy Yellow Violet, Yellow Forest Violet
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Viola pubescens, or Downy Yellow Violet, is native to most of the eastern United States. It grows in open woods and on woodland edges. It blooms in early spring with yellow flowers.

Although the Viola genus is quite tricky, this plant is most easily distinguished from the others by the fact that its heart-shaped leaves are typically fuzzy (although, there is a variety that does not have hairy leaves), and it also has yellow flowers, which is not common among the Violas, although there are others, they do not have large heart-shaped leaves with fuzz. More information will be posted later on differentiating other yellow species.

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