Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Viola arvensis Murray - Field Pansy - Violaceae
Viola arvensis
© Graham Day
Viola arvensis
(Map updated: March 2008)

The field pansy is a common weed of arable fields in lowland Northern Ireland. It somewhat resembles wild pansy (Viola tricolor - a sand dune plant) but has much smaller flowers which are predominantly creamy-yellow in colour but with streaks of orange or violet.

All names: Viola arvensis Murray; Viola latifolia Drabble; Viola anglica Drabble; Viola agrestis auct.; Viola segetalis auct.; Viola obtusifolia auct.; Viola ruralis auct.; Viola deseglesei auct.; Viola arvatica auct.; Viola derelicta auct.