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PlantFiles: Arrow-leaved Violet, Arrowleaf Violet
Viola sagittata

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Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: sagittata (saj-ih-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Viola x abundans
Synonym:Viola x erratica
Synonym:Viola fimbriatula
Synonym:Viola sagittata var. ovata

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Unknown - Tell us

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Mrs_Ed On Mar 30, 2011, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of the prime host plants for Regal Fritillary butterflies (and others).

Positive LadyAshleyR On May 14, 2009, LadyAshleyR from Oakland, MD wrote:

Very pretty. Grows wild all over my back yard.
Some people divide this flower into two species.
Arrow-leaved violet, and northern downy violet.
Sagittata lacks the hairiness of the leaves and stem which make fimbriatula distinguishable.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oakland, Maryland
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Hudson, New Hampshire



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