Booyong Conservation RetreatCabin GardenGardening - Natives

Australian Native Violet

native-violetThese little Australian Native Violets have started emerging in the garden beds around the cabin at Booyong. We’ve noticed them throughout winter but the flowers are multiplying quickly as the warmer weather is approaching. This perennial herb is incredible dense and a compact groundcover which is difficult to contain but so pretty. The flowers are edible and we often use them in salads or on cakes and deserts.

There Botanical name is Viola hederacea and they belong to the Violaceae family, it grows about 10cm. The plant is easily shared by digging up some runners and replanting.

 

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