Viola palmata L.

Palmate Violet

Rootstock thick. Leaves large, deeply and irregularly palmately lobed, hairy below and on the stalks. Flowers in spring, large, purple with a white bearded centre on long stalks above the foliage; spring.

North America

Grows naturally in dry woodland.

Source: McLeod, J. (1997). Violaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Violaceae
genus        Viola L.