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Viola rostrata

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Common Name:  Long-spurred Violet, Longspur Violet

Shade, medium moisture level, rich soil, circumneutral pH.  6-12 inches height, blooms in spring, pale blue flowers, spreads slowly by creeping rhizomes.

Germination Code: ?

Native Region:  Eastern half of Tennessee

Well behaved and easy to grow violet.  Propagation is easiest by division.  Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.  Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.

Long-spurred Violet, Longspur Violet - Viola rostrata 2
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/