|Scientific name:||Viola canina L.|
|Synonym name:||Viola montana L.|
|Swedish name:||Ängsviol, hundviol, norrlandsviol|
|English name:||Heath Dog-violet, Heath Violet|
|Life form:||Herbaceous perennial|
|Stems:||Height 8–40 cm, leafy, limp–ascending–erect, branched–branchless|
|Leaves:||Basal leaf-rosette absent; leaves ovate to narrowly ovate and longer than broad|
|Flowers:||Rather broad pale blue petals that are slightly overlapping, two of the petals on the upside and three are on the downside; whitish-yellow spur; unscented flowers|
|Flowering Period:||May, June|
|Habitat:||Throughout the country, heaths, fens, and moist woodlands, especially on acidic soils.|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Viola, a classical Latin name for violets.
canina, of or pertaining to a dog; canine; of dogs; Dog-violet probably suggests that this violet was thought to be inferior to the scented violet.
montana, pertaining to mountains.