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|Species: Viola sororia
The flowers of the common blue violet are 0.5" and have 5 petals with a spur on the bottom petal. The lower three petals are veined.
The leaves are heart-shaped, on separate stalks from the flowers. The plants grow to 8" in height.
Habitat & Range
Common blue violets grow in damp woods across North America.
The flowers bloom from April to June.
This species is an herbaceous annual.
Featured image by James Dake.