Viola Sororia, Selected Plants of CARE
The Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright, founder of the Plants of Care plant recognition program and recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic award, has recognized Viola sororia as a "plants of CARE" for its eco sustainable characteristics.
Viola sororia –
A genus of over 500 species worldwide, with 30 species native to North America, such a viola is commonly known as violets. Violets are small plants that come in a variety of flower colors, leaf shapes and forms. They provide nectar for bees and are host plants for several fritillary butterflies. Ants spread their seeds. Two common species (V. sororia and V. bicolor) may be used in low maintenance settings such as meadows and naturalized lawns. The easy-care, attractive species listed here can be used as fillers among taller plants and will add color to spring and early summer gardens. In addition to its sustainability, what makes the Viola sororia different? These plants flourish in multiple climate zones, are recognized to enable eco sustainable habitats; and through their vibrant characteristics, have intrigued mankind for centuries.
Plants of Care, plant recognition program –
Whether experienced landscape professional or novice homeowner, Wright’s advocacy challenges all to not simple identify plants that survive but thrive. “For,” says Wright, “any style landscape should not simply reflect traditional design concepts but be a result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities.” To encourage all to ‘dig in the dirt’, a ‘plants of care’ plant is recognized quarterly.
About the Wright Scoop –
Spotlighted by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry ‘mover and shaker’, Sylvia Hoehns Wright urges all to become people who CARE - have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency. As founder of the Plants of Care plant recognition program, Wright challenges all to select and install plants that work-well for their region. For details, link to web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com or follow her activities through facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.
Side-bar: Easy Care Attractive Species
Viola cucullata Marsh Blue Violet flowers April-June, moist conditions, marsh, riverbank
Viola labradorica Dog Violet (V. conspersa) stemmed, flowers late Mar - May
Viola pedata Bird's-foot Violet flowers March-June, deeply cut leaves, dry forests and clearings
Viola pubescens Yellow Violet yellow flowers March-May, well drained rich soils
Viola sagittata Arrow-leaved Violet flowers April, narrow shaped leaved
Viola striata Striped Violet, Cream Violet moist woodlands, blooms later and longer than most
Violaceae – Violet family – blue
Sylvia Hoehns Wright