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White violet?

Observed: 25th March 2013 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I'm sure this is a violet of some type but I haven't come across a (mostly) white one before. I'm afraid the photos aren't great but can anyone narrow down the species?

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) interacts

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Sweet Violet

Thanks for the ID Gary. I did sniff the flowers but couldn't detect any obvious aroma. I have also had a cold recently though, which doesn't help.

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Violet scent

Sometimes the scent is quite strong but also strangely absent. The scent of the flower contains the chemical, ionine which can temporarily deaden the human's smell receptors. As for the i.d, you are more than welcome. Gary

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