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Wild Pansy

Viola tricolor


This small and delicate creeping plant is also known by many synonyms, such as Johnny-jump-up, heart's ease, heartsease etc... It is some 15 to 20 cm tall, with small white and yellow flowers - flowers can also be blue or purple, or take any of the combinations of colors mentioned.


Alpine pastures, on treeline, growing in relative shade.


Interesting thing is that "[the wild pansy] is the progenitor of the cultivated pansy, and is therefore sometimes called wild pansy; before the cultivated pansies were developed, "pansy" was an alternative name for the wild form."

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 6.08

Spotted on Jun 21, 2015
Submitted on Oct 25, 2016

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