Viola tricolor L.


Annual or short-lived perennial herbs with long leafy stems. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, round-toothed. Stipules large, deeply dissected at the base. Flowers about 2 cm wide, variously coloured white, yellow, red, purplish-red, violet and multicoloured.


One of the parents of the larger-flowered common garden pansy. Several colour cultivars are available.

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.

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