Viola spp.

Violet

Violaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:White,blue,purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Naturalistic woodland landscapes.
Considerations:Dies back in the winter. Depending upon the species, it may seed prolifically.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable, depends on species

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
Native Habitats:Dry to mesic upland hardwood forests, bluff microsites, upper fringes of wiregrass seep slopes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:The leaves and flowers of violets are edible.