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EARLY DOG-VIOLET Viola reichenbachiana (Violaceae) Height to 12cm. Similar to Common Dog-violet but with subtle differences in the flower and leaf form. Found in woods and hedgerows, mostly on chalk. FLOWERS are 15-20mm across with pale violet, narrow petals and a spur that is darker than the petals and not notched (Mar-May). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are narrow heart-shaped. STATUS-Locally common.
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EARLY DOG-VIOLET Viola reichenbachiana (Violaceae) Height to 12cm. Similar to Common Dog-violet but with subtle differences in the flower and leaf form. Found in woods and hedgerows, mostly on chalk. FLOWERS are 15-20mm across with pale violet, narrow petals and a spur that is darker than the petals and not notched (Mar-May). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are narrow heart-shaped. STATUS-Locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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