Photographer: Merel R. Black
Viola pedata L.
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, up to 4" tall forb, basically stemless; no stolons|
|Flower: ||light purple to blue, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide, stamens prominently protruding forming an orange/yellow center, petals beardless; solitary, basal; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:||capsule with copper-colored seeds|
|Leaf:||main leaves 3-parted then deeply divided into 3-5 toothed parts|
|Habitat: ||full to partial sun; dry; woods, prairies, inland sands; in sandy, gravelly soil|