Tufted herb to 15 cm or more tall. Leaves ovate with round-toothed margins and large stipules that are strongly toothed in the bottom half. Flowers violet, slightly fragrant, mostly about 2-4 cm wide. Spur narrow, about as long as the sepals; summer.
Several colour cultivars are used for bedding out.
No runners; stipules toothed; flowers 2.5 cm or so wide, spur pointed.
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.