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Downy Yellow Violet

Scientific name

Viola pubescens


Downy Yellow Violet is a small perennial wildflower that grows between 15-30 cm tall. The leaves can be both basal and alternate. They are heart-shaped, toothed, and usually have thin hairs on the underside. The characteristic yellow flowers have 5 petals, with brownish lines on the lower petals. The flowers are pollinated by bees and the seeds are consumed by a variety of small mammals and birds

Planting conditions

Downy Yellow violet prefers part sun or shade conditions. It prefers dry to moist conditions with a neutral to acidic soil Ph. Downy Yellow Violet prefers to grow in a loose soil containing loam or sandy loam. Downy Yellow Violet can be found growing naturally in woodlands, meadows, and fence rows.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 15-30 cm
  • Spread:
    • 30 cm