Viola cunninghamii

Viola cunninghamii photographed at Mount St Patrick, St James Range, South Island, New Zealand

Viola cunninghamii is a small tufted herbaceous plant, reaching 4–8 in (10–20 cm) high. The leaves are triangular to oval, 0.4–1.2 × 0.4–1 in (1–3 × 1–2.5 cm). The flowers are white, greenish or yellowish at the throat, with a number of purple lines on the petals, 0.4–1 in (1–2.5 cm) across.

Viola cunninghamii is found in North, South and Stewart Island, and the Chatham Islands, New Zealand, in moist or shady sites in river valleys. In the UK grow it in a scree or an alpine house.

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