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VIOLA(VIOLET)Family: VIOLAACEAE
A large genus of 500 species widespread in the temperate zones. All violets are edible. The leaves and flowers can be eaten raw in salads, used as potherbs or thickeners, or made into tea. Violets are high in vitamins A and C. The flowers can be used as a garnish (fresh or candied) or as a flavoring and coloring in vinegar, jelly and syrup. When added to soup the leaves of early blue violet thicken it in much the same way as okra. A tea can be made from the dried leaves. Caution: The rhizomes and seeds are poisonous, causing severe stomach and intestinal upset, as well as nervousness, respiratory and circulatory depression.

VIOLA canadensis (Moist Packed) New Spring3672
Canadian White Violet15cm  Zone: 3
Native across southern Canada and the northern USA, growing in rich woods. A lovely clump-forming stemmed violet with light-green, heart-shaped leaves. The flowers are white with a yellow base, and purplish backs. Will carpet an area in time. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Seed is short-lived and has been moist-packed since collection. Cold treatment or alternatively GA-3 (and warm).
20 seeds  $5.00   

VIOLA rostrata (Moist Packed) New Spring to Early Summer3684
Long-Spurred Violet20-30cm  Zone: 4
Native to eastern North America, growing in rich woodlands. The flowers are beardless, pale lilac with darker veins forming a darker eye. The spur is at least as long as the petals.
Germination Instructions: Seed is moist packed to preserve viability. Cold treatment required.
20 seeds  $5.00   

VIOLA sororia (Moist Packed) New Spring to Early Summer3677
Common Blue Violet10-15cm  Zone: 4
Yes, its a vigorous viola, and yes, it self-sows and spreads, but I would not want to be without it. In spring to early summer it lights up dark corners in the woodland garden most delightfully. The blue flowers never fail to bring a smile to my face. Quite drought tolerant once established. Wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
30 seeds  $5.00   

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