Common Dog-violet

Latin Name:

Viola riviniana

Manx Name:

bossan feeackle


April - June

Locations where this species is found:
Calf Sound, Port Erin, Port St Mary, Glen Auldyn, Groudle Glen, Montpelier, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Fleshwick, Archallagan, Langness, Glen Rushen, Ballaugh Curraghs

Found in grassy places everywhere, different varieties of violet can be very difficult to distinguish. Common Dog-violet can be distinguished from other types by the white "spur" protruding behind the flower.
The Manx name for this flower is "bossan feeackle", which means "toothwort".
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