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Viola odorata L.
Common Name: SWEET VIOLET, ENGLISH VIOLET
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

This Old World species is widely cultivated, and becomes weedy in lawns and vacant places in gardens, spreading even to forests. First collected in 1918 in Washtenaw Co., and doubtless much more widespread than indicated by the map.

The flowers are blue or white, and are often very fragrant. There are many horticultural forms, including double-flowered ones.

Locations

Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Newaygo County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 28, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2788.