Viola sororia, Common Violet

A nice bunch of the commonest of Common Violets

For some, Viola sororia, the common violet, is all too common and undesirable. But I cannot say that I agree. If lawns are your thing, then yes, they are likely to show up there, but if not, is there a bad place for a violet to show itself? Given their color range, they are likely to offer something unexpected every so often. In fact, I have separate pages for some of the more unusual Viola. On this page, the more common and less common of the Common Violet.

Blooms: blue-purple, pale lavender, and purple, April to June, sporadically thereafter

Height: 3 to 8 inches

Conditions: sun to shade, moist to medium soils

A pale lavender strain of Common Violet

A pale blue-lavender strain of Common Violet