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Birdsfoot violet

Birdsfoot violet (Viola pedata)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Viola pedata
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
full sun to light shade
Plant Soil Type: 
average to dry, acidic
Plant Moisture Requirements: 

Birdsfoot violet is a native ornamental violet, which may be more difficult to grow than some of its more common relatives.