hydrurga's picture

Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)

Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plants
Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)
Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)


Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana) interacts


hydrurga's picture


Using which factors was this id made and how can the species can be distinguished from the Early Dog-violet and Sweet Violet?

Mushroom Lady's picture

I initially used a Dorling

I initially used a Dorling Kindersley pocket guide to ID it, but your question got me started wondering.

I still think it's V. riviniana because the leaves look ovate, the veins on the lower petal are quite widely spreading, the spur is lighter than the petals, and the sepals appear long and slender.

Here is a link by the Botanical society of the British Isles, which might be useful: http://www.bsbi.org.uk/Viola.pdf

I'm quite new to all this, so possibly some of the more experienced members will be able to give you better guidance than this.

Mushroom Lady