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The Common Blue Violet is a stemless herbaceous perennial plant that is native to eastern North America. It is known by a number of common names including; Common Meadow Violet, Purple Violet, Woolly Blue Violet, Hooded Violet and Wood Violet. The flowers and leaves are edible, and some sources suggest the roots can also be eaten. The flowers are blue-purple, occasionally white or bicolor.
Eastern North America. April to June. Woods, meadows, gardens. Host Plant to: Small pearl-bordered fritillary (Clossiana selene) & Nokomis fritillary (Speyeria nokomis).