Sweet Violet (White) is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in woodlands and hedgerows, to a mature height of up to 15cm.
Sweet Violet variety dumetorum is an early-flowering sweetly-scented violet with white flowers and purple flower spurs. This distinguishes it from the standard Sweet Violet flower which is a bluish-purple.
Botanic classification and naming: Sweet Violet (White) is a member of the Violet (Violaceae) family. The genus name
'Viola' identifies the plant as a Violet and its species name 'odorata' means 'fragrant plant'.
Concerns: Sweet Violet is in decline in the UK from picking and damage caused by human activity.
Benefits: Sweet Violet provides food for nectar-feeders early in the spring, when nectar sources are still scarce.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.