Bird’s Foot Violet

Low growing perennial with deeply cleft leaves that resemble a bird's foot that puts up a small stalk topped with a showy flower. The flowers are bluish to violet with a white throat that often has blue to violet linear stripes and a yellow center. The flower has five petals and resembles an inverted star, though the upper two petals are often joined. This violet does not spread by runners, but will self seed.  Often found in the wild on inclined areas that may also have mildly eroded soil, this is a good plant for similar situations in a garden that may be troublesome for other plants.

Scientific Name: Viola pedata
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: March, April, May, June
Butterfly Host: Diana (Speyeria diana); Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Whitish capsule that turns brown and ejects seeds when ripe.
Habit: Herb
Height: <1'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 0.5
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Community Garden, Planter, Street Scape, Urban Garden, Border Woodland, Erosion Control, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Sun, Upland
Water Needs: Dry, Average

Price: $10.00

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