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Product Description

Prairie violet is perennial from a short underground stem above stringy roots. Plants are usually about five or six inches tall. The long-stalked leaves are divided into narrow segments. Early in the season each plant bears several blue to dark purple flowers up to an inch wide. These flowers often do not produce seed. Later, seed may be produced from small petalless flowers that are self-pollinating and form underground. The seed capsules at maturity may eject the seeds with some force. Soil type dry, flowering time spring. Traditional and folk remedies and uses for this species are; treats irritated mucus membranes, laxative, loosen phlegm and induces vomiting.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time

Spring, Summer                    April, May, June, July, August, September

Bloom Color Purple
Max Height 6 Inches
Wetland Code FAC-
Germ Code

 C(60) or D, M

Seeds Per Ounce   28,000


Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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