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Common Blue Violet - Viola sororia

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Phonetic: vy-OH-la so-ROR-ee-uh

Common Blue Violet, also called common meadow violet and wood violet. This plant freely self-seeds and spreads readily which makes it a nice groundcover and provides an early nectar source for bees and other pollinators. Viola sororia is one of the larval host plants for the Edward's Fritillary butterfly, Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly, the Coronis Fritillary butterfly, the Mormon Fritillary butterfly, and the Variegated Fritillary butterfly. Spring is the typical bloom time, but because of the early bloom time, it's not uncommon to see many Viola species bloom again in the early fall. The flowers and young leaves of the common violet are edible.

  • Hardiness: 3-9
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: April, May, June
  • Soil Type: Moist to Medium Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 4" H x 6-8" W
  • Plant Spacing: 6-8"
  • Host Plant: Variety of Fritillary butterflies
  • Attracts: Specialized Bees and Butterflies
  • Advantages: Quick but manageable spreader, shade lover
  • Landscape Uses: Groundcover, Border plant
  • Companion Plants: Woodland Phlox, Wild Geranium, Foam Flower
  • Deer Resistant