Variable rhizomatous species. Leaves ovate, deciduous; margin round-toothed. Flowers large, generally clear bright purple on stalks to 15 cm or so long, without fragrance; spring. [V. cucullata Aiton]
Grows naturally in wet places.
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.