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Viola adunca

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Viola adunca

Species Name: Viola adunca
Common Name: Western Dog Violet

Adorable little violet. Needs moisture year round. Low shady groundcover. Long flowering season. Fragrant foliage.

Plant Family: Violaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in. H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Spreads by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring to Fall
Flower Color: Purple w/white center
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California Floristic Province especially mountains
Natural Habitat: Damp banks and meadow edges of forest below 11, 550'

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