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Viola pedatifida (Crow-foot violet)
Anderson, Beth

Viola pedatifida

Crow-foot violet, Prairie violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)

USDA Symbol: VIPE2

USDA Native Status:

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Mesic to dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Stratified seed planted in fall
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Cold, moist stratification for 2 months
Commercially Avail: yes

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Viola pedatifida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola pedatifida in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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