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Viola cucullata

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Common Name:  Marsh Blue Violet

Full sun to shade, wet to medium moisture level, clay or sand or loamy soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  5-10 inches height, blooms in spring, purple/blue flowers, freely self-seeds.

Germination Code: ?

Native Region:  Statewide

This species is a wetland plant in Tennessee.  Violet blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.  Attracts butterflies and birds.

Marsh Blue Violet - Viola cucullata
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/