;Common name: Dog's tooth violet.
;Description: a genus
of tuberous perennials, usually spring-flowering. They have attractive pendant flowers and mottled leaves and are hardy. Best grown in shade so that the tubers don't overheat or dry out.
;Propagation: best by seed in autumn or by division of tubers.
;Uses: the bulb is edible cooked or dried and can be ground into flour. The leaves can also be cooked.
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