Irish wildflowers

Photos: Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Hybrid Pansy
Viola x contempta (Viola arvensis x tricolor)
Family: Violaceae

Intermediate growth characteristics between Wild Pansy, V. tricolor and Field Pansy, V. arvensis.
Can be found in the absence of parent species but is usually found where one
or both are present. Partially fertile. Similar to variants of either species.

Occasional, rarely recorded so frequency is very uncertain. Waste and cultivated ground. Native.
Identified by Paul Green and Ian Green.

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