Smooth Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens var. eriocarpa) vy-OH-lah poo-BESS-enz variety eriocarpa

Family Violaceae
Description

Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It This Violet is rare in Crow Island Woods, and unlike the Blue Violet, it is not often observed in yards. I've only seen it away from the paths in the middle of the woods.
How to Recognize It Leaves look much like the more common blue violet, but in April or May has yellow flowers with a few stripes of darker color in the middle.
Why to Like Native plant brightens the deepest part of forest with pretty yellow flowers in April.
Mature Size 6 - 12 inches tall. 6 - 12 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium : Moist, but not wet.
Zones 3a - 9b
Tags Annual in Chicago, Attractive to Butterflies, Attractive to Hummingbirds, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Eclectic Garden, Fillers, Formal Garden, Fragrant Flowers, Hummingbird Garden, Low Maintenance, Moist Soil, Normal Soil, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Thornless, Well-Drained Soil
Bloom Period March to April
Flower Color Yellow
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