Found this growing at the edge of a stream in Eleanor Klapp-Phipps park.
Strangely, this plant is blooming in December.
Was shocked to find this blooming in November. Normal bloom period is April-June, but remontant blooming has been observed for the species.
A short herb with heart shaped leaves, seed pods developing near base of plant on short stems, arises from a rhizome. Makes small blue-purple flowers in spring, rarely fall.
Fall blooming 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.