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PlantFiles: Round-Leaved Yellow Violet
Viola rotundifolia

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: rotundifolia (ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


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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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral maybury On Apr 24, 2013, maybury from Baldwinsville, NY wrote:

I would like to procure a plant or seeds for Round-Leaved Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia). Last saw them near Preble NY as a child before the town killed it w/ pesticides. Can you help?
Thanks, danny

Positive crimsontsavo On Mar 30, 2008, crimsontsavo from Crossville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A beautiful little violet that grows wild in my woods in drifts. They look like shining yellow stars scattered across the ground.


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

Oakland, Maryland
Belleville, Michigan
Baldwinsville, New York
Lewis Center, Ohio
Molalla, Oregon
Crossville, Tennessee (2 reports)

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