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Viola pedatifida G. Don
Crow-foot violet, Prairie violet
USDA Symbol: VIPE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A 4-8 in. violet with deeply lobed leaves and pale purple flowers. Bilaterally symmetrical, blue-violet flowers facing outward and hanging atop leafless stalks barely taller than tufted leaves.
The deep blue-violet flowers and divided leaves resemble those of larkspurs (Delphinium), hence the common name.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AR , AZ , CO , IA , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OH , OK , SD , WI , WY Canada: MB Native Distribution:
PA to Alt., s. to AR, OK, NM & AZ Native Habitat:
Prairies; dry openings USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Mesic to dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Stratified seed planted in fall
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Cold, moist stratification for 2 months
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff