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Violaceae Gallery - wildflowers of the Pansy family

The Pansy family of plants, violaceae, is a group of more than 800 species in 25 genera worldwide. Only one genus, Viola, occurs in Britain and Ireland. The flowers, which are often mixtures of blue, white and yellow, usually have five unequal petals and five sepals.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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