Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Viola betonicifolia|
|Common Name:||arrow-leaved violet , arrowhead violet , mountain violet , showy violet|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)|
|Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
|5-4030 cm x 15 cm|
|Foliage:||Basal rosette of dark green oblong to lance-shaped leaves 20-70 mm x 15-25 mm with rounded tip and entire to slightly scalloped margins. Stalk 2-15 cm long.|
|Flowers:||Large purplish-blue, September-December|
Well displayed flowers are attractive drifted through a small garden. Will self seed but is not invasive.
Erect tufted perennial herb. Variable growing conditions from moist to dry soils, in lowland stony woodlands to moist alpine herb fields. Frost and snow tolerant. Semi-shade to full sun.