Viola pedata L.

Bird-foot Violet, Crow-foot Violet

Family: Violaceae

Genus: Viola

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 6" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun


Deeply divided leaves that look like a bird's foot. Flowers are purple to dark blue on leafless stalks, in spring.

Well-drained soil. May self-seed.


Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 933 in 1753.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 3: 153 in 1801.

Native to Canada and the eastern and central US.


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