Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea)
Small pinkish or purple flowers, rounded spiky leaves
This is a herbaceous species that's approximately 6 inches in height. Leaves are heart-shaped at the base. Leaves are also have edges with rounded teeth. Flowers: there are 2 upper petals, 2 lateral petals with white hairs (or beards), and a lower petal for pollinator landings. Spur petal not bearded. Petals are dark purple in color and bilaterally symmetrical. 5-parted flower. 1 stamen. 3 fused carpels (1 pistil/1 style). Superior ovary
Violette commune. Wooly blue violet
Viola sororia, known commonly as the Common Blue Violet, is a stemless herbaceous perennial plant that is native to eastern North America. It is known by a number of common names including; Common Meadow Violet, Purple Violet, Woolly Blue Violet, Hooded Violet and Wood Violet.