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Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

In bloom April 10 - May 30. These plants have very pretty easy to see flowers with 5 petals that are purple or white with purple veins. One petal of the 5 has obvious veins and perhaps acts as a landing platform guiding bees to the nectar within. Leaves are heart shaped, toothed, and colored light green. They are at the very base of the plant, which is 3-12 inches tall.

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