Viola hederacea is a species of violet which is native to Australia. This is a reliable, compact groundcover suitable for rockeries, beneath trees or palms, alongside garden edges and ponds, spilling over walls or filling in between pavers.
Viola hederacea is a medium to fast-growing, Australian native perennial groundcover with a sprawling habit and small, bright green kidney-shaped/circular leaves. Flowers are usually rather pale and washed-out looking, the anterior petal (the one at the bottom of the flower when looking face on, is widest towards its apex, and the mature seeds are brown. Well-developed leaves of Viola hederacea are also distinctive – semicircular in outline, about as broad as long, and usually rather dark green above and paler beneath.