Wild Pansy - Viola tricolor
Low to short plant, stems erect or ascending. Flowers purple, violet blue, yellow and white, very variable. 10 to 25 mm, the spur 3 to 5 mm.
Garden Pansy Viola x wittrockiana
Garden pansies can be very similar in colour. The Wild Pansy is smaller (usually less than 2.5cm across) and the petals only overlap slightly.
A photo of the flowers is needed, plus a note of the flower width
Rough grassland, arable and cultivated land and waste places.
April to October.
Annual or short lived perennial.
Infrequent now in Britain.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 13 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Scarce
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015