(First upload on March 4 2009. Last on May 23 2020) [ 日本語 | English ]

Viola odorata L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Viola L. (スミレ)
Nioisumire (ニオイスミレ, 匂菫), sweet violet
Lifeform: deciduous perennial forb
Distribution: North Africa - Europe - West Asia (exotic to Japan)
Habitat: sunny and mosit (escaped from gardening)
Tolerance: cold-tolerant
Style: hooked without a rounded appendage
Flavor: strong ↔ V. sororia: least
Variety: cultivars
cv kogane, yellow flower
in a court used for a smoking area in GSEES, HU, on May 8 2020.

Viola odorata in Hokkaido

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[1-3] close to a tennis court and GSES, HU. [1] on May 8 2020. [2] on April 26 2016. [3] on April 27 2012. [4/5] at a roadside, N22/W2, North Ward, Sapporo, on May 2 2013. Records: at a roadside of N21/W2, North Ward, Sapporo, on April 7 2014. You can also see an exotic, Arabidopsis thaliana, close to the plant. In the cortile of GSEES on May 4 2020. [6] in the backyard of GSEES on April 21 2020.

cv. konage

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[1-3] escaped from a house garden in N23/E1, East Ward, Sapporo, on May 3 2019.