Viola arvensis, SE: Åkerviol, DE: Acker-Stiefmütterchen,
NL: Akkerviooltje, UK: Field pansy

Scientific name:  Viola arvensis Murr.
Swedish name:  Åkerviol
German name:  Acker-Stiefmütterchen
Nederlandse naam:  Akkerviooltje
English name:  Field pansy
Family:   Violaceae, Violväxter

Sweden, Sverige, Wildflowers, Blommor, Bloemen, Zweden

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Height 10–40 cm, erect, branched, glabrous
Leaves:  Oval to lanceolate coarsely crenate - serrate
Flowers:  White to yellowish-white sepals, Flower petals are usually shorter than the sepals, four petals are more or less upside and the fifth is downward (including spur
Flowering Period:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Fruits:  3-valved capsule
Habitat:  Throughout the country; farmland, settlements

Vilda blommor i Sverige

Derivation of the botanical name:
Viola, a classical Latin name for violets.
arvensis, arvum, field, cultivated land, plowed land; ensis, country or place of origin or habitat; of cultivated fields.
  • The standard author abbreviation Murray is used to indicate Johan Andreas Murray (1740 – 1791), a Swedish professor of medicine and botany, Göttingen.
Viola arvensis regularly self-pollinates. Pollen grains with 5 pores.
Viola arvensis is sometimes hard to distinguish from variants of Viola tricolor, and even more so from hybrids between these two taxa. In critical cases the average number of pores on the pollen grains should be investigated.

Zweden Bloemen

Sweden Wildflowers