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dog violet

n
(Plants) a violet, Viola canina, that grows in Europe and N Asia and has blue yellow-spurred flowers
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Noun1.dog violet - Old World leafy-stemmed blue-flowered violetdog violet - Old World leafy-stemmed blue-flowered violet
violet - any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
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1) Alpine dog violet, Alpine violet, American dog violet, dog violet, or Labrador violet (Viola labradorica).
Plants found in the parish which appear on the national Rare Plants Register include frog and greater butterfly orchid, Good King Henry, stinking hellebore, petty whin, heath dog violet, juniper, Jacob's ladder, lesser skullcap and large-leaved lime.
Thus dog violet and dog rose are probably so called because they do not have the fine scent of other violets and roses.
"The highlight of one of my days recently was when I spotted a dog violet - it was a flower which was once much more common than it is today.
Gary McLardy conducted another exhaustive survey of Formby's flora last week, finding a long list of flowering plants, including hedge garlic, dovesfoot cranesbill, honesty, red and white campions, common dog violet, marshmarigold, ramsons and lily of the valley.
Or visit a specialist nursery and treat yourself to old favourites like dog violet, periwinkle, marsh marigold, lesser celandine, wood sorrel, clover and yellow flag.
In woodlands invaded by European buckthorn, Pail Vitt of the Chicago Botanic Garden finds dramatic stunting and compromised reproduction in a rare native wildflower, the dog violet (Viola conspersa).
Another British native, dog violet, Viola riviniana purpurea, is generous with its seed and creates a weed-smothering carpet by becoming a weed itself.
Make a face green, a banana blue, or a dog violet and orange!