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Violet_leaves

Observed: 2nd September 2011 By: ap3535
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Low-growing, clump-forming plant with 2.5+cm dark-green heart-shaped stalked leaves. Observed to bear violet-type flowers, dark purple, to 1-1.5cm dia, in early Spring. Leaves persist all year.

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Thank you - I don't remember

Thank you - I don't remember a scent to the flowers.

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Violet

I agree with Viola. It's not easy to tell from the photo but the petiole appears to be hairless, which I think rules out V. odorata (sweet violet). To me, the strongly cordate leaves suggest V. riviniana (common dog violet), V. reichenbachiana (early dog violet) or V. x bavarica (a hybrid of the two).

Nigel

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Thank you both.

Thank you both.