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habit with stems growing over other vegetation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves and flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers showing their large pale-coloured spurs and relatively narrow sepals (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Viola riviniana Rchb.
blunt-spurred violet, common dog violet, common dog-violet, dog violet, wood violet
Native to north-western Africa, Europe and western Asia.
Naturalised in some parts of south-eastern Australia (i.e. in southern Victoria, the ACT and in the central tablelands region of eastern New South Wales).
Also naturalised overseas in New Zealand.
Wood violet (Viola riviniana) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and as a minor or potential environmental weed in New South Wales.
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