<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Early Dog Violet

 

 
Early Dog Violet
 

 

Common and Early Dog Violets have flowers that are blue-violet and unscented and leaves that are heart shaped. The expert way to distinguish the Early Dog Violet from its Common cousin is to look at the back of the flower, where the spur protrudes. The Early variety has a darker, violet spur rather than the pale, sometimes creamy coloured one of the Common. It is also more slender and the leaves are more pointed.

In flower from late winter to late spring in shady places, especially on lime. Much more common in the south.

 

 

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