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'Edible Blue' Wild Violet

Package of 10 roots, EBWV_10 $9.20

Tags: perennial, edible, greens

Tasty Greens-Edible Groundcover

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.  

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Viola sororia
Seed Source Michigan
Hardiness -25
Height (ft) 0.5
Width (ft) 0.5
Soil Not particular.
Climate Does best in cool moist climates.
Ease of Cultivation Anyone can grow this. Very shade tolerant.

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