VIOLACEAE Viola wittrockiana, Pansy
vie – o – la wit – rok – e – an - ah
Description: Short, cool-season, lightly-fragrant flowers seen so often in flower beds and containers in the fall and early spring. Plants are perennials but are almost always grown as annuals since they are intolerant of the heat of summer.
Height x width: 4 to 8 inches tall and 1 foot wide.
Flowers: 5-petaled with 3 spreading lower petals and 2 larger petals above, up to 4 inches across, often with three colors including a yellow eye in the center. Centers also often contain outwardly radiating lines that serve as landing strips for insects.