I have been nurturing this plant for several years and would like to try to cross it with other violets. Does anyone have a botanical name for this one?
SOLVED: Unknown Wild Violet
Violas can be very difficult to ID from photos, especially from the flowers, as many are so similar unless you're a real expert. Anyway, I have a feeling from the leaves that this is Sweet Violet - Viola odorata
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if you want more I rip them out of my gardens by the tons....although I do have one sport that is variegated,that one stays......
What would I say to them?
hey look at this weed I got growing,is it real?LOL
Seriously ,what would I say?
Can you check this out? is this a virus or a sport?
It is growing out of a regular green one,it blooms I think,but I've never tried the seeds
OK,I wrote to them and sent a hyperlink......to the address for questions and comments...is that the right place....????
Sorry I missed this, I went off to see my mom. Yeah sounds good to me. I write off to a bundle of hortics each year when I have a question, I don't know any of them but most are usually very helpful.
If you don't get an answer let me know and I'll try a couple of Viola growers here if you like
Well,its been a week and I haven't heard from the place I wrote to.Baa,if you know someone let me know
thank you Baa......
I figured it was nothing since no one ever answered my original post.......
Usually at Botanical Gardens, they are so busy, understaffed and underpaid, they don't have time to blow their noses. I volunteer at one of these places, perhaps you could send them a leaf and a pressed flower for them to identify, then maybe they would take the time. There are many named culitavars.They are of the family of Violaceae, unless they have changed the name recently. Be sure to take the time to smell their flowers. Norma
Vroomp, where are you located? Is this a wild violet from a natural area or from close to someone's landscaping? Viola odorata is not native and if found out in the woods in the U.S., it's not likely. It could be common blue violet, Viola sororia or marsh blue violet, Viola palustris. If it's a possibility in your area, I can tell you how to tell them apart, but you'll need a hand lens.
It could very easily be V. sororia, as you say Dawn, for some identification of Violets you need a lens.