Viola affinis Leconte - Blue Violet
Family - Violaceae
Flowering - March - May.
Habitat - Wet meadows, low depressions in woods, swamp forests, alluvial thickets.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species an be found scattered throughout Alabama. This species resembles many other violets but can be distinguished by its leaves, which gradually taper to an acutish tip. This characteristic, along with the plants moist to wet habitat, help to differentiate it from other very common species of violets.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 4-6-03.