Viola PedataCut-Leav'd Violet
- Class and Order
- Syngenesia Monogamia
- Generic Character
- Calyx 5-phyllus. Cor. 5-petala, irregularis, postice cornuta. Capsula supera, 3-valvis; 1-locularis.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- VIOLA pedata acaulis, foliis pedatis septempartitis. Lin. Syst. Veget. ed. 14. Murr. p. 802. Spec. Pl. p. 1323. Gronov. Fl. Virg. ed. 2. p. 135
- VIOLA tricolor caule nudo, foliis tenuius dissectis. Banist. Virg
- VIOLA inodora flore purpurascente specioso, foliis ad modum digitorum incisis. Clayt. n. 254.
This species of Violet, a native of Virginia, is very rarely met with in our gardens; the figure we have given, was drawn from a plant which flowered this spring in the garden of Thomas Sykes, Esq. at Hackney, who possesses a very fine collection of plants, and of American ones in particular.
It is more remarkable for the singularity of its foliage than the beauty of its blossoms; the former exhibit a very good example of the folium pedatum of Linnæus, whence its name.
Miller, who calls it multifida from a former edition of Linnæus's Species Plantarum, says, that the flowers are not succeeded by seeds here, hence it can only be propagated by parting its roots.