(dog’s tooth violet) grows well under deciduous trees in a deep loamy soil that dries out in Summer.
This bulbous perennial produces a pair of leaves, heavily mottled with brown, and solitary mauve-pink flowers with reflexed tepals. The common name comes from the shape of the bulb resembling a dog’s incisor tooth.
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