Viola tricolor L.

Pansy, Johnny-Jump-Up

Viola tricolor plant

Family - Violaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Viola tricolor stipuleStipule close-up.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Viola tricolor calyxCalyx.

Viola tricolor flowerCorolla.

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Cultivated and rarely escaped to waste ground and railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This violet is quite colorful and is one of the species parents of the cultivated "Pansy" seen so frequently throughout the state. This species is rarely found wild in the state but is fairly common in cultivation. It requires little care once established and will re-seed itself year after year.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 4-23-03.