Viola grypoceras

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    Viola grypoceras @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Viola grypoceras @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Viola grypoceras @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Viola grypoceras
Formal Name
Viola grypoceras
Alias
Viola grypoceras
Habitat
Japan
Morph
cold-resistant perennial grass

Comment

What is Viola grypoceras

Viola grypoceras or tachitsub-sumire (Scientific Name: Viola grypoceras,) is a cold-resistant perennial in the family Violaceae, native to Japan. It produces pretty flowers in early spring in fields and other places. Its Japanese name comes from the fact that the stem rises after the flower and from the word "tsubo", meaning garden. It is a short, medium-sized flower with a light blue-purple color. The petals are hairless. The leaves are green, heart-shaped and have serrated edges. The buds that form in summer are closed flowers that do not bloom, but are pollinated in the buds and bear fruit.

Common Name: Viola grypoceras, Scientific Name: Viola grypoceras, aka: Violet, tachitsub-sumire, Origin: Japan, Environment: Wilderness, Height: 5-30 cm, Flowering time: March-May, Flower color: Light blue Purple/white, flower diameter: 1-2 cm.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Violaceae
Genus
Viola
Species
V. grypoceras
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Violet
Leaf type
Cordate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Blue
Season
MarAprMay
Height
5 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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