Plants of the UNF Campus

Viola hederacea - Australian violet, Tasmanian violet
Family Violaceae


Approximately 400 species of violets are found around the world, mostly in cooler climates. The Australian violet is native to eastern Australia into Malaysia. It is a small evergreen creeper that will form mats in a moist, shady site. Its white and purple flowers are produced over a long period during the growing season.


Several native violet species make attractive plants in the garden, too.


See this plants on the west side of building 9.


Spreading herbaceous plant to about six inches tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: part shade to shade

Water: moist, not drought tolerant

Soil: adaptable

In a moist, shady spot, this groundcover spreads rapidly.