Scientific Name: Viola sororia
Height: 0.5-0.75 ft.
Spread: 0.5-0.75 ft.
Native Range: Eastern North America, Pennsylvania
Bloom Time: May-June
Ecological Value: Larval host for fritillary butterflies. Nectar source for insects.
Human Value: Flowers and young leaves are edible. The leaves may be eaten in salads or added to soup to thicken it like okra. Flowers can also be used in salads or candied. Both leaves and flowers can be used for tea.