Viola palmata.

Violet Family. Apr. - May.

Found in dry ground, chiefly woodlands. Massachusetts to Minnesota, and southward.

Flowers

Light or deep violet.

Leaves

Heart-shaped, first leaves of spring sometimes undivided, later ones 5 - 9-lobed, the segments variously toothed or cleft, middle segment usually the largest.

Arrow-Leaved Violet

Viola sagittata. Violet Family. Apr. - May.

Plant 2 - 8 inches high; found in wet weadows, dry borders. Massachusetts to Minnesota and southward.

Flowers

Light or deep violet, upper and side divisions bearded, lower one veined.

Leaves

Arrowhead-shaped, often toothless above the middle, slightly lobed below.

Dog Violet

Running Violet. Viola conspersa. Violet Family. Apr. - June.

Plant 2 - 6 inches high, found in low, shaded ground. Eastern Quebec to Minnesota and southward.

Flowers

Pale purple, sometimes white, raised above the leaves on stems from the leaf angles, pansy-fashion.

Leaves

Round heart-shaped, with barely noticeable scallops. Plant stems ascending.

Common Violet

Purple, Meadow or Hooded Blue Violet. Viola papilionacea.

Violet Family. Apr. - June.

Plant 3 - 7 inches high, found in low ground. Massachusetts to Minnesota and southward.

Flowers

Light purple, variable, divisions yellowish or white at the base.

Leaves

Heart-shaped, scallop-toothed.