Bird’s Foot Violet – 5/30/14
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/30/14
Observation Time: 12:05 p.m.
Observation Location: Power lines near Walpole St.
Common Name: Bird’s Foot Violet
Scientific Name: Viola pedata
Comments: Bird-foot violets are perennials with five-petaled flowers that bloom from March to June. The flowers are typically blue, but can range from white to purple. They spread by sending out rhizomes. The fan-shaped leaves have three lobes which are said to resemble bird feet.
More Information: US Wildflowers Database (USDA)