Viola glabella (Stream Violet)
West Tiger Mountain 3 trail
King County, Washington
Growing along the creek bank and in the grass under the trees. A lovely spread of purple and white with purple blush
Viola (US /vaɪˈoʊlə/ and UK /ˈvaɪ.ələ/) is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae. It is the largest genus in the family, containing between 525 and 600 species. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however some are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes.