Common Name: Early Blue Violet, Wood Violet
Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers loamy soil but tolerates some rocky or gritty material, slightly acid to neutral pH. 6 inches height, blooms in spring, purple flowers, self-sows.
Germination Code: C(60) or M, D
Native Region: Statewide
This violet can handle sun with extra moisture. Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine. Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C. Plant is a larval food for several Fritillary butterflies. Attracts butterflies and bees.