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Common Dog-violet

A common violet flowering in April and May and identifiable by the pale cream spur behind the flower head.


Common Name Common Dog-violet
Scientific Name Viola riviniana
Species Group Violet Family Violaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Violet family - Violaceae
Status Common
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for Early flowering purple violet with a pale spur behind the flower
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Violet Family Violaceae