California Johnny jump up is a little six inch high perennial that goes dormant in summer. Its flowers are yellow with purplish tinge, scented, and edible.This Yellow Pansy likes part shade, but will tolerate sun in many locations. California Golden Violet likes rich soil and no water in summer. This Pansy, violet, johnny jump up are native at the Santa Margarita nursery site. If they are happy the plant will gradually increase in size and flowers. Grows under Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)(with Pityrogramma triangularis as companions), Buckbrush (Ceanothus cuneatus), Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii), Valley Oak (Quercus lobata).
Foliage of Viola pedunculata is deciduous.
Flower of Viola pedunculata has color yellow, has a fragrance and is edible.
Communities for Viola pedunculata:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland and Central Oak Woodland.