Very showy woodland or hedgerow plant Blue flowers (unscented). Will self seed along shaded pathways. Delightful in spring sunshine.
The common dog-violet is also called wood violet. can be spotted in a range of habitats from woodland to grassland, hedgerows to pastures.
Most Soils OK
Enjoys self-seeding along shaded pathways, prefers Part-Shade.
Provides a source of food for rare butterflies, including the silver-washed fritillary, the high brown fritillary and the dark green fritillary. Some also use the plant as a host for their eggs.