Viola walteri House - Prostrate Blue Violet
Family - Violaceae
Flowering - March - May.
Habitat - Dry hammocks, rocky woods, rich woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This small species can be found mainly in central Alabama. The plant can be identified by its trailing stems, rounded leaves, fimbriate stipules, and blue flowers. The stems root at the nodes and Radford mentions that the plant perhaps represents a transition between the caulescent and acaulescent violets. This is one of the earlier violets to bloom.
Photographs taken at Bibb County Glades, AL., 3-5-05.