Dog Violet

Viola riviniana

This small perennial produces brilliant, unscented purple flowers. It can be found in woods, hedges, pastures, heaths and rocky areas throughout Britain. Its folk-names include ‘Blue Mice’ and ‘Pig Violet’. It is the larval food plant for several species of Fritillary butterfly.

Flowering period: May to June

Height: 2 – 20cm

Planting site – Full sun or shade on most soil types. Suitable for pots.

Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wildflowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.

It is illegal to take plants from the wild.


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