Viola pedatifida, Prairie Violet

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Prairie Violet is one of those must have companion plants to other low-growing, dry soil tolerant, spring native plants like Pasque Flower, Prairie Smoke, Prairie Shooting Star and Blue-eyed Grass. You won't need crocus bulbs with a garden like that!

Prairie Violet may be easily confused with Birdfoot Violet, Viola pedata. To differentiate, note that Prairie Violet's flower is bearded at the throat, whereas Birdfoot is smooth. Both of these Viola species might hybridize with the Common Blue Violet, Viola sororia, when grown nearby each other. 

Shelterwood is currently sourceing starter seedlings to propagate at the nursery. When we have mature plants ready, Prairie Violet will be listed on our Species & Price List page.

Blooms: violet, late April into June

Height: 4 to 6 inches

Conditions: sun to pt sun, medium to medium-dry soils