Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Viola sempervirens (Evergreen Violet, Trailing Yellow Violet)


 Plantae Plants


 Tracheobionta Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants


 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons






 Violaceae Violet family


 Viola L. violet


 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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