Violets can be eaten as cooked greens with okra-like qualities, or fresh in a salad. Leaves are rich in Vitamin A and C. Easy harvesting. Mixing with other salad greens adds a kind of juiciness. Best quality leaves are harvested in the spring and early summer. Prefers cool sites-cool weather for best greens production. The mildly flavored sweet flowers can be harvested and used in tea or as a garnish in a salad. This selection was found near an woods edge working its way into a moss filled yard in southwestern Michigan.
|Genus & Species||Viola sororia|
|Climate||Does best in cool moist climates.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Anyone can grow this. Very shade tolerant.|