Bird’s Foot Violet – 5/12/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/12/11
Observation Time: 8:15 a.m.
Observation Location: meadow near Gavins Pond dam
Common Name: Bird’s Foot Violet
Scientific Name: Viola pedata
Comments: The leaves of this pretty wildflower are reminiscent of bird’s feet. Not a common violet locally, only one site in Blue Hills. Likes dry sandy soils; has also been spotted in woods north of Knollwood Cemetery in Sharon.
More Information: US Wildflowers Database (USDA)