A carpeting often short-stemmed plant. Leaves small, heart-shaped to 4 cm long. Flowers in spring to about 8 cm tall, deep violet, unscented; spring.
Grows naturally in moist forests and meadows and considered closely related to the European V. riviniana.
Source: (1997). Violaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.