Rock Garden Quarterly Summer 2012 - (Page 222)

Viola pedata Kim Blaxland Viola pedata L. Viola pedata, New Jersey Viola pedata, endemic to North America, is one of the loveliest violets, distinctly different from all other species. Deeply divided leaves give this species its name, the divisions radiating from the center of the leaf with additional divisions at the ends of each narrow lobe. Large showy bicolored or single-colored flowers, in shades of mauve to lilac and dark purple, are produced in profusion in spring often in massed colonies that form spectacular sheets of color along roadsides. The first specimen of Viola pedata, collected in 1688 and named by Linnaeus in 1753, had bicolored flowers. After 1789, additional names were published for the bicolored form, but when it was realized that Linnaeus’ specimen was itself bicolored, the additional names became illegitimate. Both the bicolored and single-colored (concolorous) forms are now included under the species name V. pedata with no recognized varieties or forms of either flowers or leaves. 222 Rock Garden Quarterly Vol. 70 (3)

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rock Garden Quarterly Summer 2012

Digital Quarterly
Expanding Panayoti's Axioms
Photo Contest 2012
Photographing Alpine Plants: A Landscape Point of View
NARGS 2013 Election Timetable
Rock Gardening from Scratch - Seeds
Kim Blaxland and the Violets of North America
Viola pedata
Violas, Kim, and Us - A Celebration
Cooking Native Japanese Plants
Carl Gehenio Memorial Trough Show
Fire in the Hole: Phlox across Colorado
Rebuilding a Rock Garden in Pittsburgh
A Remarkable Garden: David Douglas and the Shrub-steppe of the Columbia Plateau
Bookshelf - Reviews
Swedish Dreams
Treasurer's Report
Bulletin Board
2012 - Eastern Study Weekend: October, Pittsburgh

Rock Garden Quarterly Summer 2012