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Field Pansy

Viola arvensis

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:
Annual
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, roadsides, wasteland.

Flower:
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Variable in colour, 5 petals
 
The flowers are variable in colour and size, 8 to 20mm in diameter. Normally cream-white, but can contain orange patches and occasionally streaks of blue or violet. Flowers have a short spur. Hybridises with Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor).
Fruit:
The fruit is a many-seeded capsule. The seeds are brown and egg-shaped.
Leaves:
The leaves are oblong and blunt-toothed. Stems are square in cross-section. Annual.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
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