Plant ID forum: Sweet Violet (Viola odorata)

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 23, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Took a rose cutting and it is doing very well after two years, but what is this plant blooming in the same pot. Ignore all the little seedlings, they are everywhere right now.



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bonitin
Mar 23, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Maybe Viola odorata?
Sweet Violet (Viola odorata)
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 23, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Thanks,
Certainly looks like it to me. Now I need to see if it is something I want to keep.
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porkpal
Mar 23, 2015 1:18 PM CST
You may find keeping it is easier than getting rid of it...
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abhege
Mar 23, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Yep. I have them all over one of my beds that I haven't been able to keep weeded. They spread like wild fire!
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ctcarol
Mar 23, 2015 5:42 PM CST
I wouldn't mind them so much if they bloom. The ones I have never bloom though...they just spread. They must be a variety that blooms under the leaves , as the seed had to come from somewhere.
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Horntoad
Mar 23, 2015 5:47 PM CST
I agree with Viola but there are many species of Viola that look very much alike and with cultivars and hybrids, this could be something other than V. odorata.
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purpleinopp
Mar 24, 2015 6:31 AM CST
If you decide they need to go, I'll give them a home!
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Seedfork
Mar 24, 2015 6:58 AM CST
purpleinopp
I think I am going to have to let you have them then, They just remind me to much of creeping charlie.
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Mar 24, 2015 10:31 AM CST

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ctcarol said:I wouldn't mind them so much if they bloom. The ones I have never bloom though...they just spread. They must be a variety that blooms under the leaves , as the seed had to come from somewhere.


Violets have two types of flowers, chasmogamous and cleistogamous. Chasmogamous flowers are the showy ones that you typically notice. Cleistogamous flowers are self pollinating so they don't have showy petals, often they don't even open, and are easily overlooked. In violets, most of the seed is produced by the cleistogamous flowers.

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purpleinopp
Mar 25, 2015 6:24 AM CST
TY, Larry! Will shoot you a PM about it later.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Could it be Viola villosa? http://www.alabamaplants.com/Bluealt/Viola_villosa_page.html which is a native in Alabama? http://www.floraofalabama.org/Plant.aspx?id=3740
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 26, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Looks more like Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) to me because of the cut out looking section in the leaf.
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2015 5:50 PM CST
Yes, it does indeed look more like V. odorata.
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bonitin
Mar 27, 2015 12:56 AM CST
It should have a lovely scent! Smiling

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