A.k.a. purple prairie violet and larkspur violet. Prefers full sun but will take some shade from neighboring plants in the summer. Needs moist, well drained soils and soil with significant organic matter.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 3”-8”

Bloom Time: Apr-Jun

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little information available, but is likely similar to other violets. Flowers likely attract small bees, small butterflies, and skippers. Hosts fritillary butterflies including the regal fritillary. Often overlooked by herbivores due to its small size.

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