Family: Violaceae

Scientific Name: Viola sororia albiflora

Common Name: White Wood Violet


White Wood Violet (Viola soronia albiflora) is a white flowering form of the more common Blue Wood Violet.

Plant TypeAll Plants, Wild Flowers, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone4
Sunlightpartial sun, bright shade, will tolerate some direct morning sun
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Fruitcapsule, brown seeds
Leavesforms a rosette from the rhizome, heart-shaped, deep green
Stemsthick, horizontally branched rhizome
Dimensions6 by 4 inches (HS)
Author's NotesThis grows wild in a section of my back lawn by the vegetable garden. When the violets are blooming I don't cut this section of the lawn.
Notes & Reference#153-Illinois Wild Flower (
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