Data specific to Violas (Edit)
Flowers: Stem
Growth habit: Compact/mounding

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 1-5 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Yellow Prairie Violet
  • Nuttall Violet
  • Yellow Violet
  • Prairie Violet
  • Nuttall's Violet

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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2023-05-16
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-05-04
Very tentative ID.
Location: Nuttall's violet (Viola nuttallii) Boulder NCAR Trail
Date: 2010-06-09
Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira

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