Pale lilac flowers with darker purple veins, blunt petals. Style truncate at top. Hairless seed capsule. Long-stalked circular to kidney-shaped leaves, all basal. Creeping rhizome. Height: 8-15 cm.
Very frequent N, W, S Ireland. Wet acidic ground, marshes, bogs, woods.
Drainage reducing frequency.
Similar: Fen Violet, V. persicifolia
Photographs above: Marsh Violet. Ballingeary, Co.Cork. April 2007