Common name(s): sweet violets
Description: perennial; spreads as a low groundcover by seed and by rhizome. Edible, heart-shaped leaves and edible flowers- blooms in spring.
Height: to 6 in. Spread: to 15+ in.
Position: partial shade, tolerant of clay and poor soil
Uses: medicine, culinary- eaten fresh, candied or infused in syrup/honey/vinegar/etc., perfume, dye
Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and lower