Violets and Pansies in Shropshire

Shropshire Botanical Society Newsletter 5 - Spring 2001 - pager 7

 

 

Violets: two downturned petals on either side. Simple or toothed stipules

Pansies: two upturned petals, giving the pansy a "face". Large, palmate stipules with complex lobes

© SJW 1996

Note: V. riviniana and V. reichenbachiana are virtually impossible to tell apart vegetatively.

Mountain Pansy can also be blue and yellow but can always be determined by the large flowers and creeping habit.

 

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