- Flower nameViola diffusa
- Scientific nameViola diffusa
- AliasViola diffusa, 筑紫菫
- Place of originTaiwan, China and Southeast Asia
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April
What is Viola diffusa
Viola diffusa (scientific name: Viola diffusa) is an annual or perennial plant of the genus Violet in the family Violetaceae, native to Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia. In Japan, it grows wild near human settlements such as moist roadsides and banks in southern Kyushu and Okinawa. The flowers and leaves are very small. The leaves of the violet are usually heart-shaped with a concave base, but these violets are spoon shaped with a flat opening. It produces light purple flowers in spring. The petals are extremely small and have distinct purple streaks. It reproduces by ground creeping branches (runners). In China, it is used to treat swollen eyes, body boils, and burns.
Common name: Viola diffusa, scientific name: Viola diffusa, Origin: Taiwan, China - Southeast Asia, Type of life: annual or perennial, Plant length: 3 - 10 cm, Leaf shape: spoon shaped, leaf margin: serrate, flower diameter: 0.7 cm, Flower diameter: 0.7 cm, Flowering season: February-April, Flower color: Pale purple, Fruit type: capsule; uses: ornamental, herbal medicine.