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Pansy violet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Violales[?]
Family: Violaceae[?]
Genus: Viola
Species: tricolor
Binomial name
Viola tricolor
A pansy violet (Viola tricolor 'hortensis', also known as 'heartsease') is a member of the violet genus of flowers.

Pansies have been bred in a rainbow of colours, ranging from gold and orange though to purple, violet, and a blue so deep as to be almost black. They are quite a hardy plant, growing well in sunny positions. Under good conditions, pansies and viola are perennial plants, although they are generally treated as annual or bi-annual plants[?] because they get very leggy and overgrown after a few years. The mature plant grows to 9 inches (23 cm) high, and the flowers are two to three inches (about 6 cm) in diameter.

A smaller version of the pansy is the viola or Johnny jump up[?].


  • ITIS (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=22175) 2002-12-14

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