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Violet

Observed: 29th April 2012 By: coloursofmemorycoloursofmemory’s reputation in Plantscoloursofmemory’s reputation in Plantscoloursofmemory’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Very dark purpley red leaves, single colour flower. I assume it is a wild violet, but what sort is it? Self seeded over gravel/ stone with very poor soil.

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steve_t's picture

V. labradorica

The RHS in their Plant Finder publication, say that V. labradorica is misapplied to Viola riviniana 'Purpurea Group' and give a reference to a note in their journal, The Garden, 110(2): 96.
Mike Hardman offers a comment on this at http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/violet/msg0802084731259.html

Tim Rich's picture

INteretsing - thanks. I

INteretsing - thanks. I think the stuff in my garden spread by thin underground runners but was never very happy with it being the same as wild riviniana

Tim Rich