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Common blue violet

Viola sororia


I spotted nearby patches of V. sororia that had a beautiful range of colors. This flower has the typical color (although the photo doesn't really capture the deep violet-blue color).


Along the edges of a stand of young (< 5 years old) loblolly pine trees, and in an adjoining lawn.


The leaf in the picture is of a seedling common juneberry (Amalanchier arborea), not part of the violet.

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drP 5 years ago

I think that next chance I get, I'll post them separately and include links to the other two for each spotting. Thanks, and I'm glad you like them!

Ursula 5 years ago

Well, I do understand your argument, before I posted my comment, I had to think whether to post the second part of it as well. I don't know, do as you think :) They're all still beautiful violets whether they're separated here or not! :)

drP 5 years ago

I had considered separating them, especially the one with an official variety name, but here's the logic that I used: (1) They were within a couple of feet of each other, and (2) if I had spotted three birds or other animals of the same species but different color forms together, I would probably consider it a single spotting. Still, I can see the value of separating them. I'll sleep on it. Thanks very much for your comments!

Ursula 5 years ago

beautiful pictures, but it would be better if you separate them into three spottings, if you ask me. i think the last picture is same species, but different color as well ...

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.40, Long: -77.70

Spotted on Apr 22, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013


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