Viola sieberiana

Common name: 

Tiny Violet

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Gippsland Plain, Snowfields (DENS) also SA, NSW, Vic, ?Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Lowland heaths1

Flower description:

Blue-violet1

Habit:

Perennial herb with flower stalks to 7 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are broadly ovate and the base tapers to the petiole. Leaves of V. hederacea are distinctly semi-circular or kidney shaped. Viola sieberiana can also be distinguished from V. hederacea on the flower colour pattern- V. hederacea has mostly 2 coloured flowers (white and purple) whereas the flowers of V. sieberiana are usually a single colour1

Images:
Image of Viola sieberiana
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria