Botanical name: Viola indica Family: Violaceae (Violet family)
Synonyms: Viola serpens, Viola pogonantha
Indian Violet is a perennial herb readily distinguished by its relatively large fragrant violet-blue flowers, up to 2 cm. The flowers have a stout hooked spur up to 1 cm. Leaves are broadly ovate-heart-shaped, with a pointed tip, and saw-toothed margin. Indian Violet is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Himachal Pradesh, at altitudes of 1500-2400 m. Flowering: April-May.
The flower labeled Indian Violet is ...