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Common Dog Violet

Observed: 3rd April 2010 By: cd5777
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Common Dog Violet

Found in hedgerow, has heart shaped leaves.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) interacts


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Viola odorata

I agree with the ID. However, flower colour is very variable in V. odorata (and indeed some other violets) and is thus a rather poor dignostic feature - one can however just see (at full magnification) that the sepals are clearly blunt - a key character for V. odorata.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland