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Viola  japonica Ging.  sect. Viola 
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FamilyVIOLACEAE
Genus species var.Viola  japonica Ging.  sect. Viola
SynonymsViola concordifolia var. hirtipedicellata Ching J.Wang
 Viola crassicalcarata Ching J.Wang
 Viola japonica var. stenopetala H.Boissieu
Territory ChinaEastern AsiaChina South-CentralChina North-CentralChina SoutheastJapanKorea, (South Korea)
grassland and thickets
Altitudelowland-montane
Description leaves petiolate, ovate, 2-5cm, acute, subcordate, shallowly serrate, sparsely pubescent, abaxially purple, flowers 15-20mm, sepals broadly lanceolate, petals narrow
Size5-10cm
Colorpurple
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-16°C
division after flowering and in fall
BibliographyFlora of Japan www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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