West Highland Flora

Wild Pansy


Viola tricolor

 

Viola tricolor

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

Occasional on bare or disturbed ground

Flower c 15-25 mm from top to bottom.

ID: Middle 2 petals longer than sepals.  Leaf-stipules are conspicuous and have terminal lobe much longer than side lobes.  Upper leaves are narrow, not roundish like those of violets.

Other features: Flower colouring variable but usually with much bluish-purple and some yellow and/or white.

 

Viola tricolor

Photo Carl Farmer
11 Jul 2002 Nesbyen, Norway

Viola tricolor

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Jul 2002 Nesbyen, Norway

Viola tricolor

Photo Carl Farmer
11 Jul 2002 Nesbyen, Norway


Above: stipules showing long terminal lobe.  (Actual leaf goes from centre to bottom left of pic, and is without lobes)

Left and centre: Colour varieties of flower

 

 

 

     
     
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