It is a herbaceous plant of the family of purple with creeping stems , radical leaves with long or short , rough petioles and heart-shaped , lanceolate , oval , reniform , sectadas , etc. with scalloped , smooth or jagged edges. It produces small flowers deep blue , light purple , violet , purple, white or yellow , long and thin stalk .
Humboldt County, California, US
Weedy in pots and around the garden
On open track beneath broadleaved forest
Field pansy flowering in gravel by the roadside.
Viola odorata L., 1753
Viola (US /vaɪˈoʊlə/ and UK /ˈvaɪ.ələ/) is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae. It is the largest genus in the family, containing between 525 and 600 species. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however some are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes.