• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Full sun to partial, filtered shade
• Soils: Dry, acidic, sandy or gravelly soils. Needs good drainage.
• Bloom Time: April – June
• Size: 4-10 inches high
Beautiful lilac-colored flowers, larger than most violets – more like a pansy. A low, clumping perennial, easily identified by its finely divided bird’s foot-like leaves. Does well in poor upland soils, prefers not to compete with other plants. Great for rock gardens.
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis); Wavy Hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa); Purple Lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis); New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus); Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
• Provides nectar for native bees and butterflies.
• Larval host for the Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
Rocky, open woods; sandy prairies and pine barrens