Field Pansy

Viola arvensis

Field Pansy Viola arvensis

This small plant has beautifully delicate white to creamy white flowers with a flush of yellow in the centre and radiating purple streaks. They open up fully only in strong sunshine. The leaves are oblong-shaped and toothed.

It flowers May to October, and is found on arable land. A common and widespread species.


May 2012, local field, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012.

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12 thoughts on “Field Pansy

  1. Beautiful. We have a little Violet like this that has yellow with blue stripes. It is classified as a wild plant and it has spread in a large area of our yard. Love these delicate little flowers.

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  2. Looks more like a cultivated pansy in someone’s garden. I’ve never heard of pansies growing wild which reinforces the fact that I learn something new nearly every time you post, Pete. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thank you, Vicki 🙂 I was suprised to see it in the middle of a famer’s field when I first saw it. It looked kind of lost, they are so small. But there was a bunch of them, and they were so very pretty.

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