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Violas and Violettas: Could this be Viola grypoceras var. exilis

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mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5409859

I love this foliage it is self seeding over my yard. The foliage comes to more of a point than having a crenate edge. Can anyone help me out.

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 15, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #5416869

This looks similar - http://www.gro-n-sell.com/gallery/photos/pages/Viola koreana Syletta.htm
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #5417415

here's the DG link

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31502/
mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
2:50 PM

Post #5417754

I checked these pictures out but the foliage doesn't match up exactly.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 15, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5418340

Here is a link to a photo that shows Viola grypoceras var. exilis http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=Viola+grypoceras+var.+exilis&fr=vz-portal&toggle=1&cop=&ei=UTF-8&w=300&h=400&imgurl=members8.tsukaeru.net/mikawauo/data/kotatitubo.jpg&rurl=http://members8.tsukaeru.net/mikawauo/data/kotatitubo.htm&size=76.9kB&name=kotatitubo.jpg&p=Viola grypoceras var. exilis&type=JPG&oid=3a8abd6d4c1c5b02&no=2&tt=8&sigr=11pfcpdfm&sigi=11i90ukug&sigb=13fu5a1eq

Here is another link, this one is to Viola grypoceras http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=Viola+grypoceras&js=1&ei=utf-8&y=Search&fr=vz-portal&xargs=0&pstart=1&b=21&ni=20&w=480&h=360&imgurl=www.botanic.jp/plants-aa/akatas_1.jpg&rurl=http://www.botanic.jp/plants-aa/akatas.htm&size=74.1kB&name=akatas_1.jpg&p=Viola grypoceras&type=JPG&oid=1d83213ef8d92cba&no=27&tt=125&sigr=11algfa17&sigi=115nrcafp&sigb=13vrd8to9

I believe that Dave's PlantPiles are incorrect. It is the only source on the web that names Viola koreana as Viola grypoceras.

The leaves may not be an exact match all the time because as the leaves mature they change, from rounded to a kind of spade shape. That happens in all most all the Violas of this type.

Try a web search of Viola koreana and you will see your plant.

Try web searching Viola grypoceras and only DG calls your plant by that name, not all those people in Japan and Korea could be wrong, especially since it is a native to that region. There are over 120 images that come up and only 3 that show a green/white leaf, they are on DG. I doubt that over 115 others got it wrong.



mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
7:35 PM

Post #5418957

Thanks for clearing up the fact that as the foliage matures it changes shape a bit. Mine have been growing for three years now so I forget what they originally looked like. That is why I take pictures of everything anymore.
catloverrachel
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6631432

I believe your mystery plant may be v. hirsutula, the southern woodland violet. See link below.

http://www.americanvioletsociety.org/American_Violet_Society_Images/Dunbar_hirsutula.jpg
mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6638190

Thanks that seems to match up perfect. I'll let you know.

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