Hood Petal Shade

Hood Petal Shade

Azul Violeta

The Violet Blue, Violet Blue also common call is a stemless perennial. It originated in eastern North America. If you are thinking of violet purple, violet Hooded, Common Meadow Violet, Woolly Blue Violet and violet wood, they are all the same thing. However, there many different varieties of blue-violet, and tend to have different colors, all based on how close to each other that are grown in the area.


These types of violets are often seen growing in the gardens, the flowers are dark violet in the medium term. In some species, white or mixed white and violet occur. You can identify these flowers from their broad leaves, heart-shaped. The flowers and leaves are on separate stalks that rise from the roots. Flowers and leaves are close together, so that the flowers do not stand well above the leaves. The lower petal is not a spur. The root system of this plant consists of the board, horizontal branching rhizomes, so that the roots of these plants tend to grow in colonies growing season.


Their bright colors make this plant a no-brainer in most lawns and gardens, but has also been used in the past for medicine and as food. The Cherokee used the flower for sore head colds. The flowers and young leaves of these plants are edible, and people to add to salads in small quantities. They have a mild flavor. Some sources suggest that the roots are also edible.


Flowers of this plant tend to be of a dark violet or medium term, but some species may have some mixture of white on the flower color as well. The inner throat of each flower tends to be white too. Darker veins begin to grow toward Outside these, along the petals, becoming a deep purple as they grow outward. The flowers have no detectable odor.

The flowers tend to bloom in somewhere around mid to late spring, and this period of flowering extends for about a year and a month and a half. In the summer flowers without petals make seeds which are then hurled outward by a mechanical removal method in the capsule of seeds.


These plants prefer partial shade, with only a slight amount of shade. Can thrive in average to wet conditions. If there is a lot of water available, that can handle full sun exposure.

The soil they are planted must be very rich in silt and clay soil can be clay or loam soil. They need more than the usual amount of organic matter required by other plants.

Care Tips

The leaves turn yellow are not signs of poor health in this plant. They just tend to turn slightly yellow when faced with full sun, dry conditions. It is a normal reaction so there is no need for alarm. You can ensure that this plant, although a wild flower, fit into a well in the grass not cut too often or too low cut.

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