Field Pansy
Viola arvensis

This shot was taken at Purbrook Park, Waterlooville in Hampshire. The Field Pansy is an attractive native pansy, smaller than cultivated varieties. The flowers are mainly creamy yellow, often with orange and violet patches and streaks on the lower petal and measure between 10-15mm aross. These flower annually from around April-October and are widespread in arable fields, especially on the margins. It is commonest in East and South England.