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Viola canina


Viola canina (heath dog-violet<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> or heath violet) is a species of the genus Viola, native to Europe, where it is found in the uplands of box hill in Dorset, heaths, fens, and moist woodlands, especially on acidic soils.<ref name=fbne>Template:Cite book</ref>

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 5–15 cm tall. The flowers are pale blue, produced from April to July. Colonies of plants may be extensive.<ref name=fbne/>