Smooth Yellow Violet

Viola pensylvanica

Violette pubescente

This native violet is common in nearly all areas of central to eastern Canada and U.S. It also grows in the temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Habitats include moist to mesic deciduous woodlands, woodland borders, and thickets.

Also known as Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Violet and Yellow Violet.


In nature Open mixed woods, borders.


Companion plant suggestions include Great companion with Trilliums

Caring for Smooth Yellow Violet

Low maintenance, groundcover perennial with buttery yellow petals blooming in early summer. The nectar from its flower attracts butterflies and bees.

In terms of water, Smooth Yellow Violet needs Medium