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Viola mandshurica - W.Becker.

Common Name Manchurian Violet
Family Violaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy places and fields in lowland and hills all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Viola mandshurica Manchurian Violet


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Viola mandshurica Manchurian Violet
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Summary

UPDATE 23/08/2011: Viola mandshurica was incorrectly named in the database as Viola mandschurica.


Physical Characteristics

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Viola mandshurica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Edible Uses

Young leaves and flower buds - raw or cooked[105, 177]. When added to soup they thicken it in much the same way as okra[85, 159]. A tea can be made from the leaves[85]. Root - cooked[105, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a cool moist well-drained humus-rich soil in partial or dappled shade and protection from scorching winds. Tolerates sandstone and limestone soils but becomes chlorotic if the pH is too high. Prefers a pH between 6 and 6.5[200]. All members of this genus have more or less edible leaves and flower buds, though those species with yellow flowers can cause diarrhoea if eaten in large quantities[62, 85, 159].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. Division in the autumn or just after flowering. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, though we have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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