Viola odorata L.

 
  • Family : VIOLACEAE
    (VIOLET FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Violaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Viola odorata L.
  • Common name : Sweet violet
  • Vernacular name : Violettu (Tamil); Violettu hovu (Kannada); Violethu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated. Sometimes as an escape from cultivation
  • Key identification features : Annual herb, initially erect, but becoming decumbent later. Leaves entire, sometimes notched. Flowers in terminal spikes, yellowish white, very fragrant
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Satara district, Cultivated in gardens
  • World Distribution : India, North-west Asia, Europe, North Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol..
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Viola odorata. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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