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Marsh Blue Violet (Viola cucullata)
Image ID: sc34Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Family: Violaceae (Violet)
Height: 0.4 to 0.8 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Sandy Creek Trail
More photos of this flower
- Common Blue Violet
The Marsh Blue has is darker colored in the center of the flower, while Common Blue is uniform in color or slightly lighter in the center. Obviously, Marsh Blue grows in very wet areas, where the Common Blue doesn't.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.