What flower is that?

Birdfoot VioletBirdfoot Violet flowers


Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2019

This mystery plant for January, 2019 has no stem leaves. All of the leaves are basal and they are divided into several leaflets. The flowers are lilac-purple in color and have conspicuous orange stamens. The petals are glabrous and the flower has a very short spur. This plant blooms from late April to middle of June and can be found growing along woods trails and open areas.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Viola pedata
Common Name:
  Birdfoot Violet
Family:
  Violaceae (Violet Family)
Habitat:
  Dry,sandy areas

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