Photos: Co. Wexford
Wild Pansy / Hearts-ease
One of two subspecies of Viola tricolor.
Flower colour can be variable; purplish or purplish-yellow. Petals longer than sepals. Branched, +/- erect stems. Hybridies with Field Pansy, Viola arvensis.
Occurs on arable and waste ground, most frequent N, E, SE Ireland.
Similar: Sand Pansy, V. tricolor spp.curtsii
Wild Pansy, Viola tricolor. Co. Wexford, July 2009 and June 2010