Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Violet

Photo from 3/14/08

Violet (Viola triloba)

The flowers on this violet are virtually impossible (for me) to tell apart from those of Viola papilionacea. Both can have flowers that vary from almost white to deep purple. The difference between the two species is that the mature leaves on V. papilionacea are heart shaped while those of V. triloba are deeply lobed.

V. triloba prefers dry rocky open woods, thickets, bluffs with acidic soil.



Anonymous said...

Love this Violet and I love spring when they are all out! Bravo!

Mary said...

Beautiful photo, Marvin. I've always loved violets but it's been years since I've nurtured them. Thanks for the memory.

Willard said...

Great flower captures, Marvin! I will be at least two weeks until we see the blood root here and the violets may be somewhat later yet. So far all I have seen is crocus that is planted around my Dad's old farm house, but I haven't photographed it yet.

It is also interesting to see the photo of the raccoon and to read about the road washing out. When I was still working we had a disaster that damaged a lot of the dirt roads severely and washed out several bridges and culverts. It took a long time to repair all the damage.

Thanks for your excellent comment on my blog! It is much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

The fragile flower has to wait a couple of weeks or longer before we get to see them here.

Nice photograph, Marvin.

Have a nice week.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

smilnsigh said...

The heart shaped ones look more familiar to me...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a sweet little violet Marvin.

Tom said...

I am more than useless on flowers.. all I know is some look and smell better than others. I am starting to take more of an interest and have resently come across two feild books which should help me. Never to late to learn... these by the way are beautiful.