Viola pedata
Violet Vi"o*let, n. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Iodine}.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant or flower of the genus {Viola}, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy ({Viola tricolor}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The cultivated sweet violet is {Viola odorata} of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is {Viola cucullata}; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is {Viola pedata}. [1913 Webster]

2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum. [1913 Webster]

3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to {Lyc[ae]na}, or {Rusticus}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

{Corn violet}. See under {Corn}.

{Dame's violet}. (Bot.) See {Damewort}.

{Dogtooth violet}. (Bot.) See under {Dogtooth}.

{Water violet} (Bot.), an aquatic European herb ({Hottonia palustris}) with pale purplish flowers and pinnatifid leaves. [1913 Webster]


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  • Viola pedata — Taxobox name = Birdsfoot violet image width = 250px image caption = This photo was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains where the plant grows in the wild. regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia …   Wikipedia

  • Viola pedata — ID 88396 Symbol Key VIPE Common Name birdfoot violet Family Violaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Viola pedata — noun common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies • Syn: ↑bird s foot violet, ↑pansy violet, ↑Johnny jump up, ↑wood violet • Hypernyms: ↑violet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Viola pedata L. — Symbol VIPE Common Name birdfoot violet Botanical Family Violaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Viola pedata L. var. concolor Holm ex Brainerd — Symbol VIPE Synonym Symbol VIPEC Botanical Family Violaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Viola pedata L. var. lineariloba DC. — Symbol VIPE Synonym Symbol VIPEL Botanical Family Violaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Viola pedata L. var. ranunculifolia DC. — Symbol VIPE Synonym Symbol VIPER Botanical Family Violaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Viola (flore) — Viola (genre végétal) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Viola (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Viola (plant) — Viola Viola odorata (type species) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Viola (género) — Para otros usos de este término, véase Viola (desambiguación).   Violeta …   Wikipedia Español

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