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Field Pansy
Viola bicolor
(formerly Viola kitaibeliana)

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor) Other scientific names: Viola kitaibeliana, Viola rafinesquei, Viola rafinesquii

French names: Violette de Rafinesque

Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Flowers: Summer;  White;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Lifespan: Perennial.  

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 56   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: bicolor: two-coloured

Photographs: 74 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

Field Pansy flower.

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

Side view of a flower. The fact that Field Pansy is a member of the Violet Family (Violaceae) is evident from this photo.

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

Field Pansy flower. White with a hint of yellow.
Note the hairs on the inside of the lateral petals - many Violets have this feature.

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

An entire plant.

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

Some stem leaves.

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

Ripe seeds.

Range map for Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)