Edible: Violet, Common [Viola papilionacea]


6 Common violet Common violet
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000

16 Young violet Young violet
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001

17 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Can eat leaves and flowers. Root is poisonous.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001

18 Blue violet flower Blue violet flower
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001

20 Common Violet Common Violet.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

21 Violets Violets. Can eat flowers and leaves. Good now. Too bitter in June. Root inedible. It will make you vomit.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

22 White violets White violets. Tastes the same as blues, but not as common.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

7 Violets Violets
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000

25 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Most flowers now gone.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

26 Common blue violet flower Common blue violet flower. We found a couple.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

8 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Tastes like lettuce.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 27, 2000

23 Violets Violets
Source: Central Park, May 30, 2005

9 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Like lettuce. Getting to the end of the season. Now only small leaves in the shade are good.
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000

24 Violet patch Violet patch.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006

10 Common violet Common violet. Has been mowed so there is new growth which is edible now. Usually only edible in the spring.
Source: Central Park, Jul 02, 2000

27 Violet. Not on tour Violet. Not on tour.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011

11 Common violet Common violet. Now too tough to eat.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000

12 Common violet closeup Common violet closeup. New small leaves edible. Root poisonous.
Source: Central Park, Jul 29, 2000

19 Violets Violets. Out of season.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001

13 Common blue violet Common blue violet.
Source: Central Park, Aug 20, 2000

14 Violets Violets
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000

15 Violet seed pod Violet seed pod. Not edible.
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000

1 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet. Note flower and different bud (which has the seeds).
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999

2 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999

3 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet. I broke open a bud to show the seeds.
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999

4 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999

5 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Nov 28, 1999



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