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Botanical Name : Viola rostrata
Species: V. rostrata
Viola rostrata is a stemmed herbaceous perennial plant. The leaves are simple, toothed, ovate and acute, except basal leaves, which are cordate. (2–4 cm)
It can easily be distinguished from other Viola species by its long spur, but the species is known to hybidize with other Viola species.
• Height of the plant: 4-8 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 inch wide
• Flower color: pale purple
• Flowering time: April to June
Note the long spur on the bottom petal, which extends behind the flower. Long-spurred violet can be distinguished from other purple violets by the spur, by the lack of any hairs on the two side petals, and by the darker purple spots on the petals. Dog violet also has a long spur, but the side petals are bearded with white hairs, and the flower is more uniformly light purple. Great-spurred violet has a short, wide spur with a rounded end.
Viola rostrata is said to be useful in pectoral and cutaneous diseases; also in syphilis.
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