Viola reichenbachiana

(Early dog violet)

Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Edible?
No
Culinary Uses?
No
Native?
Yes
Naturally occurring on site?
No
Propagated Here?
No

Description

Favoured by bees and butterflies, this five-petalled plant flowers usually in undisturbed corners by walls, between April and May, and can grow to 20cm. The petals are pale violet to deeper purple and leaves are often purple-tinged too.