Leaves neat, dark green, heart-shaped. Flowers pale purple; early to mid spring. [V. sylvestris Lam. in part]
Asia, N Africa, Europe
Grows naturally in alkaline soils.
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.