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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
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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.
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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)