Hi everyone! Welcome back to our wildflower series! Sorry things got a bit mixed up this week, but hopefully I have things back on schedule again. Today’s wildflower is the “marsh blue violet”. This one is found throughout eastern Canada and most of the eastern US. This violet likes wet soils and is often found along the shores of streams, rivers, lakes, edges of wetlands and wet meadows. It prefers shady areas, but will also sometimes grow in sunny locations. The leaves are heart shaped, the leaves and flowers are on separate stalks. The two side petals are “bearded”, they have short club like hairs on them which doesn’t show up well in my picture. There are about 500 species of violets worldwide, most in the northern hemisphere and about 70 species in N. America. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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