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Violet

Observed: 20th March 2011 By: landgirllandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plants
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) interacts

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landgirl's picture

Sweet violet

Thanks for that. Do these actually have much perfume? I remember kneeling down to have a good sniff but couldn't detect anything.
When you mention appressed hairs, is that on the petioles? They look to be at right angles to me.

cicuta58's picture

Hairs

I find it hard to be sure what the hairs are doing! They looked appressed to me, but not in clear focus, so if you think they are spreading, it would be Viola hirta. They are on all stalks. Viola odorata does not seem to be odorous to me. Perhaps it is one of those genetic things. V. hirta would not smell, of course.

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landgirl's picture

Hairs

I know exactly where that patch is, I'll try to get a better look in a couple of months.

martinjohnbishop's picture

I believe I can see stolons

I believe I can see stolons indicating V.odorata

landgirl's picture

Stolons

Great, that should be easy to check even if no flowers are present. Thanks!