On rock outcropping
In rich woods along stream
Abundant beneath secondary broadleaved forest
The bland, dull, generic garden that greets visitors to Christchurch when they step out of the airport. This could be anywhere in the world.
Viola lyallii? Growing on the track side.
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.