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Wild Violets

Viola papilionacea


The common wild violet is a native wildflower which tends to favor woods, thickets and stream banks. A low-growing perennial with heart-shaped leaves and large blue-violet flowers (sometimes yellow or white).


Wild violets are native to many areas throughout (central and eastern) Canada and the US. Although they are located in Europe, they are not as common.


Edible parts: Violet flowers and leaves are edible with the leaves having a high level of vitamins A and C. They can be used in salads or cooked as greens. The flowers can be made into jellies, candied, or tossed into a salad.

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Poteau, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2017
Submitted on May 3, 2017

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