Plants of the UNF Campus

Viola hederacea - Australian violet, Tasmanian violet
Family Violaceae

Description:

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.

Location:

See this plants on the west side of building 9.

Size:

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. 

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