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Viola hastata

Spearleaf Violet, Silverleaf Violet, Halberd-leaf Violet, Halberd-leaved Yellow Violet.

Scientific Name:

Viola hastata

Genus:

Viola

Species Epithet:

hastata

Common Name:

Spearleaf Violet, Silverleaf Violet, Halberd-leaf Violet, Halberd-leaved Yellow Violet.

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Acidic coves, dry-mesic oak forests, bluff forests. Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Blooming Plant

image

Max Patch, 2001

Closeup of Bloom

image

© MB Baumeister

Plant

image

Lissa Brown

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC State Extension


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