Viola sieberiana

Common Name:

Tiny Violet



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Gippsland Plain, Snowfields (DENS) also SA, NSW, Vic, ?Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Lowland heaths 1

Flower Description:

Blue-violet 1


Perennial herb with flower stalks to 7 cm long 1

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 colour 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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