Encyclopedia > Pansies

  Article Content

Pansy violet

Redirected from Pansies

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[?].

Reference

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



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Glutamine

... is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids on Earth. It has been suggested glutamine is utilized at a higher than normal rate in ...