A rare and unusual violet with speckled flowers. It is similar to the wild violet, but its blue flowers are heavily speckled with violet / purple. Darker speckles than 'Freckles'. It is covered with the cheerful little flowers in spring and autumn.
Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade with free draining, fertile soil.
Viola sororia is an eastern Northern America native. In Canada, one can find it in all provinces, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, and in the Northwest Territory. Natural habitats include moist to mesic black soil prairies, open woodlands, woodland edges, savannas, and wooded slopes along rivers or lakes. In developed areas, it can be found in lawns, city parks, moist waste areas, and along hedges or buildings. The widespread blue species is the state flower of Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.
Common name(s): Woolly Blue Violet, Sister Violet