Habit clumping. Leaves variable, mostly roundish and long-stalked. Flowers large, lilac (in Australia), long-spurred on long stems; summer and early autumn.
A pansy of the French and Italian maritime alps.
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.