Viola pedata (Bird’s Foot Violet)


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Trade Gallon Pot. Native. Viola pedata, commonly called bird’s foot violet, features deeply divided leaves which somewhat resemble a bird’s foot. A native Missouri wildflower that commonly occurs in dryish soils in rocky woods, slopes, glades and roadsides. It is a rhizomatous, stemless perennial (to 4″ tall) which typically features variably colored flowers, the most common color forms being bi-colored (upper petals dark purple and lower ones light blue) and uniform light blue. Each flower rests above the foliage atop its own leafless stalk.

Common Name: bird’s foot violet
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Violaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Bloom Time: March to May
Bloom Description: Lilac/purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil