Violet – Downy Yellow

Viola pubescens

Family Violet (Violaceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 4-12″
Flower There are usually several yellow flowers per plant. Flowers are 3/4″ wide and made up of 5 petals with several dark purple veins. Each flower grows on its own stalk.
Leaf Leaves are on the same stem with the flower and are hairy, heart-shaped with round teeth.
Notes Stems are also downy. The purple veins are guides or “come-ons” for pollinating insects to get to the pollen.

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