Canadian white violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
Canadian white violet is a leafy-stemmed perennial,
8-16 in. tall. The white flowers, sometimes tinged with purple, have yellow centers. Leaves are long-petioled, heart-shaped, and deep-green. Fragrant, white, bilaterally symmetrical flowers hang and face outward at tips of short, slender, purplish stalks that grow from axils of heart-shaped, fine-toothed leaves.
The flowers growing from axils of upper leaves, and the yellow petal
bases, help distinguish this lovely Violet from other white-flowered species.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: BC
, SK Native Distribution:
Que. & w. NH
to s. AK,
across n. U.S, and s. in mts. Native Habitat:
Moist, open wooded areas
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Rich, moist soils.
BenefitUse Food: Edible flowers.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes