Several violets and pansies are blooming at the moment. This Field Pansy (Viola bicolor) was the first to bloom. It is a small pansy; the flower is about 1/2- to 3/4-inch in length. They vary in color from very pale to a deep purple.
A patch of flowers.
A single bloom before the pollen was produced.
This bloom is releasing pollen. There are several clumps of pollen on the petals.
The Field Pansy is native to the United States; it is widespread in Walton and Barrow counties including in Fort Yargo State Park.
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United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)
- Southeastern Flora: Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower