dog violet

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Synonyms for dog violet

Old World leafy-stemmed blue-flowered violet

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Through double wrought-iron gates either side of the sweeping driveway you'll see seasonal wild orchids, dog violets and daisies.
Although healthy dog violets sport up to 50 leaves and lots of blooms, "under buekthorn cover, an average plant will produce maybe five or six leaves," Vitt says, and no real flowers.
The dry spell continues and the Jungle is a riot of colour with wild flowers everywhere: within a few yards, wild bugle, yellow pimpernel, ramsons, golden saxifrage, herb robert, ground ivy, bluebells, common dog violets, wood sorrel and primroses.
On the woodland floor you can plant a tapestry of colour with Foxgloves, Dog Violets, lily of the valley, primroses, wood anemone, Crane's-bill, forget-me-nots and Stinking Hellebore.
Another butterfly which has been in decline, the small pearl-bordered fritillary, has also been helped by opening up woodland near Lanchester to reveal its food plants of marsh and dog violets, and the creation of sheltered glades.
First the yellow - the celandine and daffodils, dandelions and primroses, then white - stargazer lilies, anemones, clouds of snowdrops, may blossom and stitchwort - colour coming in schemes at first to the wide land, before other picks of colour - the dog violets, and the bluebells and campions, and, in the woods close to the stream, ramsons: wild garlic.