Small herb. Basal, heart-shaped, palmately-veined leaves. Purple flower comes from basal stem (one flower per stem). Pale yellow at very inside of flower. 5 petals. Two side petals have inward facing hairs.
Common woodland groundcover in our gardens.
Herbaceous 6 inch plants, simple toothed leaves, basal leaves. 5-parted Violet colored petals, bilaterally symmetrical, side petals bearded with pointy hairs, spur petal NOT bearded. 1 stamen.
basal rosette less than 5" tall, dark green orbicular-cordate leaves, crenate margins, pubescent leaves and stems, dark purple flowers with 5 rounded petals- two upper petals, two lateral, and one lower; white flower center with dark purple veins radiating outward, lateral petals with small white hairs
I guess this is at the hairiest end of the spectrum for this species. I have never seen this plant appear so white-woolly before; it looked like a totally different species to me.
Common on dry wooded slope above Little Beaver Creek. All plants were densely hairy here.
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.