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Viola pedata

Bird's Foot Violet

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Viola pedata (Bird's Foot Violet)

There's not very many plants that can take the hot dry baking sun that Viola pedata can take. 33 of our 50 states make a home for Viola pedata. And why do we call this charming little plant the "Birdsfoot Violet"? Well, just take a look at the dark green, dissected foliage and you will see that each leaf resembles a birds foot.

Additional Information:

3-6 Inches


3-6 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map