Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Viola sempervirens (Evergreen Violet, Trailing Yellow Violet)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Dilleniidae

Order

 Violales

Family

 Violaceae Violet family

Genus

 Viola L. violet

Species

 Viola glabella Nutt. pioneer violet

The evergreen habit of these delicate looking leaves is indeed a plus, and they will look very nice scaling a rock wall or gracing a forest floor.

The spreading stolons will assure that a nice woodland groundcover will result.

The spring flowers are yellow and are marked with purple veins.

This is truly a woodland violet that prefers moist humus rich conditions such as those found in coniferous forests.

Evergreen Violet is routinely found along the coast of Alaska, BC and the Pacific northwest as well as California and Idaho, USDA zones 1- 9.

The flowers of this violet are edible.

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