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Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)

Synonyms: Oionychion pedatum; Oionychion pedatum var. ampliatum; Oionychion pedatum var. inornatum; Viola digitata; Viola multifida; Viola pedata f. lineariloba; Viola pedata var. atropurpurea; Viola pedata var. concolor; Viola pedata var. inornata; Viola pedata var. lineariloba; Viola pinnata; Viola redunca

Wikipedia Abstract

Viola pedata (birdsfoot violet, bird's-foot violet, or mountain pansy) is a violet native to sandy areas in eastern North America. It favors well drained, acidic soils in full to partial sun environments. It is difficult to cultivate in typical garden environments because it does not tolerate rich, organic garden soils and excess moisture.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States



Apis mellifera (honey bee)[4]
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)[4]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[4]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[4]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[4]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[4]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[4]
Speyeria idalia (Regal fritillary)[5]
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)[4]


Pollinated by 
Andrena carlini (Mining bee)[5]
Anthemurgus passiflorae (passionflower bee)[5]
Anthophora ursina[6]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[6]
Aporus niger[5]
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)[5]
Astata bicolor[5]
Bombias separatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Bombus americanorum[6]
Bombus impatiens[6]
Chaetodemoticus chilensis[7]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[4]
Eurymus philodice <Unverified Name>[6]
Gnadochaeta clistoides[5]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[4]
Plusia simplex <Unverified Name>[6]
Pontia protodice (Checkered White)[5]
Pseudopanurgus albitarsis[5]
Reichertella pulicaria[5]
Tetralonia dilecta <Unverified Name>[6]
Thanaos brizo <Unverified Name>[6]
Thanaos icelus <Unverified Name>[6]
Thanaos juvenalis <Unverified Name>[6]
Tryphon americanus[5]
Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)[6]
Zodion palpalis[5]


Shelter for 
Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)[4]
Armadillidium vulgare (pillbug)[4]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[4]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[4]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[4]
Narceus americanus (North american millipede)[4]
Phidippus audax (Daring Jumping Spider)[4]
Pterostichus melanarius (Common black ground beetle)[4]


North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
7Community studies in pollination ecology in the high temperate Andes of Central Chile. I. Pollination mechanisms and altitudinal variation., Arroyo, M. T. K., R. B. Primack, and J. J. Armesto. 1982. American Journal of Botany 69:82-97
Protected Areas provided by Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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