Mountain pansy Viola lutea

Best Time to See
Habitat Upland

The largest of the native pansies.

Sometimes purple, sometimes yellow, this is a flower of upland pastures, sheep and trout becks.

County flower of Selkirkshire.


Hills and mountains in Wales, Scotland and northern England.


Upland pasture.

Best time to see

Flowers from June to August.

Did you know...

The mountain pansy is likely to be the flower that Wordsworth writes of in Intimations of Immortality:

The Pansy at my feetDoth the same tale repeatWhither is fled the visionary gleam?Where is it now, the glory and the dream?