Wild White Violet in Lawn

eibren(z6PA)May 13, 2008

We have a very shady area near a Norway maple that little, including lawn, will grow in, so I was rather charmed when a little white violet decided to locate there.

I am used to the litte purple kind that grows from leaves at the base, the way dandilion leaves are organized, and that are heart-shaped.

After a couple of years, the white violet has spread over an area of about ten square feet--not densely, but I have been watching it a bit because I do not like its growth habit as much. Instead of its leaves all staying at the base, they also emerge along a stem.

Given that I am located in South Central Pennsylvania near Reeser's Summit, could anyone on here guess as to the identity of this white violet? So far it has restricted itself to a very shady spot, but I would not want to see it competing with the purple ones, because I like those better.

I would like to be able to have a possible name for it so I could do some research as to its general characteristics--especially how it grows when not in deep shade.

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etii(France 8)

Hi !

Without a pic it's a kind of impossible mission: there are so many white violets !!
Sorry for that :-/

Yours - Thierry :-)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 3:00AM
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eibrin, does it look like this?

Here is a link that might be useful: canadian violet

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 3:58AM
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