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Viola pubescens

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Common Name:  Downy Yellow Violet

Part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich soil, acidic to neutral pH.  4-10 inches height, blooms spring into summer, yellow flowers, will colonize by re-seeding and rhizomes without being aggressive.

Germination Code: ?

Native Region: Statewide

This plant often has hairy leaves and stems, hence the common name.  Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.   Attracts butterflies and bees.

Downy Yellow Violet - Viola pubescens 1
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Downy Yellow Violet - Viola pubescens
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/