Viola striata - Striped Cream Violet
Striped Cream Violet
Cream-colored flowers, with purple striations on the lower petal. Don't worry if you see some holes from caterpillars on the lush deep green leaves. Many moths and fritillary butterflies feed on the foliage. Grows best in moist to wet humusy soils in part shade, creating a dense ground cover.
- Deer resistant
- Attracts butterflies
- In moist conditions, it will self-seed
- Native birds feed on its seed
- The purple stripes act as a bee landing mark
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Striped Cream Violet supports a wide range of wildlife including bees, butterflies, and skippers. The plant also acts as a larval host to several butterfly and moth species.
Grows well in average to wet, humus-rich, well-drained soils.