The latin name for the wild pansy is 'viola tricolor'. It grows to a height of 20-30cm and the flowers are a mixture of blue-violet, yellow or white. The flower head is1.5-2.5cm long they are bright and usually three-coloured. The leaves of this plant are oval at the base; upper leaves are narrower (usually lanceolate). The Wild Pansy is found in dry and disturbed areas, including dunes and other sandy areas, on acidic grassland, heaths and hills and in cultivated ground. It usually flowers between April-October and is quite rare.