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Common Blue Violet
Viola papilionacea

Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea) Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Flowers: Spring;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Simple

Height: 10-30 cm (3-11 in)

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 30   

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: Some authorities have lumped this species in with LeConte's Violet (Viola affinis). I have chosen to keep them spearate on this website for now.

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Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea) flower
Photograph by Graham Buck

Common Blue Violet flower.