Growing in mossy area under the trees.
forming a small vegetative patch in a very disturbed woods along the Menomonee River
This violet was found on the Tanawha trail just 30 yards from the Boone Fork parking lot.
Growing on an exposed hillside leading to a seep and overflow/pond beside Lake Nicol.
I am not sure about the species. It has a long spur.
Growing on an exposed hillside leading down to a seep and overflow pond/stream on the side of Lake Nicol.
Brief description of what you observed
Violaceae /vaɪəˈleɪsiː/ (alternatively Alsodeiaceae J.G.Agardh, Leoniaceae DC. and Retrosepalaceae Dulac) is a family of flowering plants consisting of about 800 species in 21 genera. It takes its name from the genus Viola, the violets and pansies.