Canada Violet
In the Violaceae (violet) family, this perennial plant grows from a short rhizome with fibrous roots, forming clumps, and it spreads by stolons. This is a plant that tends to grow in abundance in hardwood forests (beech-birch-maple or maple-basswood-ash type), usually with sugar maple as a dominant species. Mass in shaded areas of woodland gardens,...
Botanical Name: Viola canadensis
Nom Français: Violette du Canada


Bloom colour: White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5 | Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun | Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cms)
Across Canada
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Open deciduous woods, borders
Water requirement: Moist
Well drained


Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils.




Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked or made into tea. Compared to the Sweet White Violet, Canada Violets have a much larger flower with yellow throat.
Edible | Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Marsh Marigold


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