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Viola pubescens var. pubescens (Downy yellow violet)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Viola pubescens var. pubescens

Viola pubescens Aiton var. pubescens

Downy yellow violet, Yellow violet, Downy violet, Smooth yellow violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Synonym(s): Viola eriocarpon, Viola pensylvanica, Viola pubescens var. eriocarpon


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens has yellow flowers and non-hairy foliage, including 1-3 heart-shaped basal leaves.

As with many violets, the flowers are edible.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NS , PE
Native Habitat: moist or dry deciduous woods, swamps

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

Additional resources

USDA: Find Viola pubescens var. pubescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola pubescens var. pubescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola pubescens var. pubescens


Record Modified: 2013-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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