Common Names: Marsh blue violet, hooded blue violet, purple violet
Sub-category: Violet family
It is a low-growing perennial herbaceous plant up to 20 cm tall. The leaves form a basal cluster; they are simple, up to 10 cm broad, with an entire margin and a long petiole. The flowers are violet, dark blue and occasionally white. with five petals. The fruit is a capsule 10 to 15 mm long, which splits into three sections at maturity to release the numerous small seeds.
Found near meadows and fields, shores of rivers or lakes, swamps, wetland margins and residential areas.
Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White