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Viola cucullata

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Viola cucullata, the hooded blue violet, marsh blue violet or purple violet, is a species of the genus Viola native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to Georgia.[1] It (or its cultivar(s)) is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

It is a low-growing perennial herbaceous plant up to 20 cm (8 in) tall. The leaves form a basal cluster; they are simple, up to 10 cm (4 in) 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 10–15 mm (3858 in) long, which splits into three sections at maturity to release the numerous small seeds.[2]

Symbolism

The purple violet is the provincial flower of New Brunswick.[3]

The purple violet is the official flower of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma.

The purple violet is also one of the official flowers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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Viola cucullata: Brief Summary

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Viola cucullata, the hooded blue violet, marsh blue violet or purple violet, is a species of the genus Viola native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to Georgia. It (or its cultivar(s)) is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

It is a low-growing perennial herbaceous plant up to 20 cm (8 in) tall. The leaves form a basal cluster; they are simple, up to 10 cm (4 in) 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 10–15 mm (3⁄8–5⁄8 in) long, which splits into three sections at maturity to release the numerous small seeds.

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