Common Blue Violet - Viola papilionacea • (Violet family - Violaceae) •


Common Blue Violet - Viola papilionacea • (Violet family - Violaceae) • This is the commonest of the many species of purple or blue violets that have flowers and leaves on separate stalks. Lateral petals are strongly veined with the lower petal larger than the side ones.

 



Leafstalks are often longer than the flower stalks and are sometimes downy. 3 - 8 in. Damp woods and meadows. A white variety with purple veins is common in the South and is called Confederate Violet.

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