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Teesdale Violet

Viola rupestris

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Violaceae (Violet)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
10 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows, mountains, woodland.

Flower:
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Blue, 5 petals
 
Pale blue nodding flowers but occasionally white, such as at Arnside Knott in North Lancashire.
Fruit:
A 3-parted capsule. The Teesdale Violet is actually classified as a Dog Violet and is our only Dog Violet with hairy fruit.
Leaves:
Blunt-tipped, kidney-shaped, stalked leaves with round-toothed margins. The Teesdale Violet is hairy all over. Similar to Common Dog Violet but with more shovel-shaped leaves and hairs that point backwards.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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