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Bird's Foot Violet- 100 Plants

Bird's Foot Violet- 100 Plants

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Bird's Foot Violet

Bird's Foot Violet, scientifically known as Viola pedata, is a charming and distinctive wildflower native to North America. This delicate perennial plant is a member of the Violaceae family and is often admired for its unique and intricate blooms.

Appearance: The leaves are deeply lobed and divided into several narrow, finger-like segments. The plant typically reaches a height of 6-12 inches and features striking violet or lavender-colored flowers with five petals. These petals are often marked with intricate dark lines or patterns, adding to the flower's allure.

Habitat: This wildflower can be found in various habitats across eastern North America, including open woodlands, prairies, meadows, and roadsides. It prefers well-drained soils and can thrive in sunny and partially shaded areas. Its adaptability to different environments makes it a resilient and widespread species.

Bird's Foot Violet Blooming Period

It blooms in the spring, usually from March to May, depending on location and local climate. During this time, it produces clusters of showy flowers.

Ecological Importance: They play a vital role in its ecosystem. As a nectar source for pollinators, it helps support the health and diversity of local insect populations. Additionally, its seeds are dispersed by ants, forming a symbiotic relationship known as myrmecochory. Ants collect the seeds and carry them to their underground nests, where the roots are protected from harsh environmental conditions. This process aids in the plant's reproduction and survival.

Cultural Significance: it holds cultural or medicinal value in some indigenous cultures. Native American tribes have used various parts of the plant for medicinal purposes. 

It is a captivating and ecologically significant wildflower in eastern North America. Its unique leaf shape and intricate purple flowers make it a beloved addition to natural landscapes and a valuable contributor to local ecosystems. Whether you encounter it in the wild or cultivate it in your garden, it is a charming reminder of the beauty and diversity of native flora.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Audrey Curtis
Bird's Foot Violets

My rock garden have the best and amazing sight in my entire landscape. This little violet flowers gathers around and gracefully blooms.

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Tammy Viper

Absolutely beautiful! I love this vine!

Hearing how much you love our plant has brightened up our day! Thank you for the great review you left us, Tammy, and for choosing to shop with us!