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Mountain Pansy

Viola lutea

Plant Data

Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Violaceae (Violet)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Either all yellow, or yellow with upper 2 of the 5 petals blue-violet. Spur usually being at least twice as long as the sepal-appendages.
Fruit:
A fruit capsule containing numerous seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves are broad to narrow lanceolate and are heavily toothed. The pinnately lobed leafy stipules have lanceolate teeth.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and flower buds can be eaten either raw or cooked. The flowers can be eaten raw. A tea can be made from the leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Mountain Vine, Mountain Violet.
Habitats:
Grassland, mountains, rocks.