This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers In The Four Seasons", by Thomas Moore. Also available from Amazon: British Wild Flowers.
V. major: stems ascending; leaves broadly ovate, fringed; flowers large, purplish-blue, the calyx-segments ciliate at the margin. - Woods and shady banks. Fl May.
V. minor: stems procumbent; leaves narrow-ovate, smooth-edged; flowers smaller, blue, the calyx-segments quite smooth. - Thickets. Fl. May.
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