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Flower  Dog Violets

Dog Violets - Photo  Copyright 1999 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
Need help identifying wild flowers? Checkout the ID chart called "Woodland Plants" in the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Viola Riviniana

Size: Grows to a height of around 150mms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Flowering months: May to June.

Habitat: Found in woodlands and grassy areas.

Special features: This is a fairly common wild flower, often growing in large clumps forming green and purple carpets on the woodland floor. The flowers have rich violet coloured lines in the centre and carry no scent.

According to the Dictionary of Plant Lore an infusion of violet leaves is an old gypsy remedy for cancer.

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