Viola perreniformis, Fam. Violaceae
Perennial herb spreading by stolons, often appearing acaulescent. Rooted sections of the stolon forming rosettes of leaves to 6.5cm high on short fleshy rhizomes. Synonym Viola hederacea subsp. perreniformis.
|Form or habit:||Herb|
Leaves petiolate, petioles 9-23cm long, pilose or villous, occasionally glabrous. Stipules narrowly ovate, margin irregularly fimbriate, apex acute, aristate. Lamina reniform, subreniform or ovate, 5.5-23 x 7-27mm wide, darker green above, lighter green below, both surfaces pilose or occasionally glabrous. Base cordate or (occasionally) truncate, usually with a deep sinus. Margins crenate with four to nine or ten lobes per side, ciliate or glabrous, occasionally some lobes serrate.
Blue, White, Violet
|Flower description:||Solitary on scapes, 25-80mm long, extending above the leaves. Corolla pale blue-violet and white towards centre, anterior petal obovate with venation usually somewhat irregular, apex emarginate. Lateral petals spreading in new and twisted to about 90 degrees in mature flowers, usually bearded. Dorsal petals erect in young and reflexed in mature flowers, more or less ovate. October to April.|
|Fruit description:||Green often with with purple spots, 3-valved capsule, 5-6mm long. Shiny or dull dark brown seed mottled with light brown or tan, 1-1.2mm long.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New South Wales.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||PlantNET (2022) Viola perreniformis (L.G.Adams) R.J. Little & Leiper. FloraOnline.|