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(Confederate Violet)
Viola sororia -f- priceana
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Common Names: Confederate Violet

Technical Name: Viola sororia -f- priceana

Color: Varigated White-Gray Transitioning to Purple with a Yellow-Green Center

Striations: Purple

Form: Stemless

Seeds: Brown / Capsule, Purple Spotted

Habitat: Damp, But Not Wet Woodlands.

Peak Bloom: May - June

Similar Species: Viola sororia -f- albiflora

Description:  
The flowers of Viola sororia -f- priceana is a varigated form of Viola sororia. It is often called the Confederate Violet because of the resemblance of its gray-white and navy-blue colors to those of the soldiers of the Confederate States of America, during the US. Civil War. Note the concentric stripes of color present in the bloom. A green-yellow center, followed by white striped with navy-blue, followed by similarly veined pastel blue with a pure gray-white border. It has bearded lateral petals, like other members of the sororia species. In Pennsylvania, the flower is often found in boundary areas that are just a little two dry for Viola cuculatta.
 
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