Viola L.

11 species in Aust. (3 naturalized); Qld, NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

Small herbs. Leaves alternate or basal; stipules present. Flowers axillary on long peduncles with 2 bracteoles near or below the middle. Sepals produced into small appendages below their insertion. Lowest petal spurred or pouched at the base. Fruit a capsule opening in 3 valves.