Showy Violet . Viola betonicifolia
The showy violet is widespread in our Herb Rich Foothill forests , it is very variable in flower colour and in the size and number of leaves . The flower colours range from almost blue to dark purple and do resemble the traditional english garden violet in form . They are perennial herbs .
Ivy-Leaf Violet . Viola hedreracea . The ivy leaf violet is widespread across the tablelands and prefers sheltered , moist habitats . It too is a highly varible species . Flowers violet and white . Plants are smaller that the showy violet with many almost circular leaves.