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Plant Details

Viola bicolor

Wild Pansy, Field Pansy

Scientific Name:

Viola bicolor

Common Name:

Wild Pansy, Field Pansy

Plant Family

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Annual

Bloom Color(s):

pale blue, white

Size in Feet:

6 in to 1 ft

Light:

full-sun

Soil Moisture:

dry(*)

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coast

Habitat Description:

Pastures, roadsides, lawns, other disturbed habitats.

Field of Wild Pansies in early spring

Wild Pansies are early blooming winter annuals often growing by roadsides and in fields.

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Charley Winterbauer, early March, 2014, Pender Co

Flowers

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Charley Winterbauer, March 2014, Pender Co

Close-up of flowers

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Charley Winterbauer, Early March 2014, Pender Co

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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