Monday, June 1, 2009

Roses Are Red, Violets Are... All Different Colors!

Here are just a few of the many violets that grow in northern Indiana. Identification and nomenclature are debated at every turn, so please feel free to chip away at these identifications - I can always play the amateur card. One thing I would never do is debate the ID of a blue violet with basal, cordate leaves. Doing so would be an exercise in futility.

Viola sagittata - Arrow-Leaved Violet
Viola lanceolata - Lance-Leaved Violet

Viola palmata - Lobed Violet
Viola pubescens - Yellow Violet

Viola sororia - Common Blue Violet

Viola pallens or V. incognita - Smooth or Hairy White Violet

Viola conspersa - Dog Violet

Viola pedata - Bird's Foot Violet

Viola canadensis - Canada Violet

Viola striata - Cream Violet

Viola rostrata - Long-Spurred Violet


Barawic said...

Nice images, and I'd always thought Violets were blue.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great source to compare viola I find in the local Forest Preserve! Great pictures too! John