Viola palustris   Marsh Violet C DD N

Viola palustris whole

Viola palustris tedns to be a shy flowerer so you could find a large patch of leaves in boggy ground with only a few flowers showing. The light green round leaves with flowers having beautifully marked veins are the charactristic and that it usually grows in bogs or vey wet places.

Viola palustris likes the cold and the wet so it is at home in Scotland where it is common just as it is in the wetter western regions of Cornwall and Wales. In England it is uncommon in the drier and more basic soils of the centre and the south east. In Ireland it favours the north, south and west with an area in the centre and east rather devoid of records.

Rock by A5 near Cwm Idwal, North Wales 1st June 2002

Added on September 20th 2004, amended on February 5th 2005, updated 24th February 2012

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