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Viola riviniana

Observed: 16th April 2012 By: steve_tsteve_t’s reputation in Plantssteve_t’s reputation in Plantssteve_t’s reputation in Plantssteve_t’s reputation in Plants
Viola riviniana
Viola riviniana 2
Viola riviniana 3
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Viola riviniana 6

Violet growing in garden.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

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


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Query ID

Spur does not look typical of V.riviniana and flowers appear to arise on non-leafy stalks rising directly from basal rosette. Cannot see hairs nor appendage for comparison. Requires further site investigation/photographs to exclude V.reichenbachiana, etc.


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Added further photos to aid with ID. The sepal appendages are 1.5 mm, which I don't think helps. It seeds itself very readily so is fertile. The leaves are sparsely pubescent and the stems are hairless apart from a few hairs near the stipules at the top of the flowering stem.