Tiny barrens remnant under old, open grown black oaks. A few plants
This is Viola adunca or Early Blue Violet, on this site Hookedspur Violet, which was growing profusely along the Klahane Ridge trail. Most blossoms were about 3/4" long, and the clumps of plants had several blossoms per plant. There were also many yellow Stream Violets (Viola glabella) all along the trail.
These small flowers were seen in bloom above Lake Louise on the Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail.
Abundant in small patches near water.
Viola purpurea ssp xenophyta?
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.