Saturday, April 3, 2010

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

Two color variants of the Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) occur in this area and bloom prolifically. They are small violets, about 3/4- to 1 inch in width and length.

A plant of the purple variety

An individual purple flower

A plant of the white variety

An individual white flour with blue-purple veins

The Common Blue Violet is native to the eastern United States and Canada

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Distribution Maps:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Common Blue Violet (
Viola sororia)

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: Common Blue Violet (
Viola sororia)
- North Carolina Wildflowers: Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

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