Viola pedatifida G.Don

Bird Foot Violet

Leaves deeply palmately divided, fern-like. Flowers rich violet, bearded, on stalks held well above the leaves; they are cleistogamous (closed), borne on erect short stalks extending to maturity; spring to summer.

North America

Grows naturally on the dry, open plains of the mid-western states of the USA.

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.

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