Smooth Yellow Violet

Viola pensylvanica
Violette pubescente
Edible, Native to Canada
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, P.E.I
Open mixed woods, borders
Partial Sun
Up to 1 foot (30 cms)

Blooms in:

Spring - Zone 5

Bloom Colors:



Bees, Butterflies



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.


Companion Plants

Great companion with Trilliums

Care Checklist

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

More Information

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


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