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Viola sororia Willd.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 

The common blue violet is a low growing herbaceous perennial, native to Eastern North America.  Clusters of showy purple, blue or white flowers bloom throughout the summer. These flowers often attract butterflies. The foliage is a bright green, with serrated leaves resembling the shape of a heart.  It enjoys sunshine and grows best in between hardy zones 3 and 7. Easiest when grown in average, well-drained soils.  This plant may be sowed now, any time between November and March. If favorable growing conditions, this little violet has the potential to spread rapidly.

The violet was viewed as a symbol of love and fertility by the Ancient Greeks along with modesty and innocence by the Romans. The flowers and young leaves of this plant are edible, but described as bland tasting, although they are rather rich in vitamins A and C.    

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