Viola tripartita Ell. - Yellow Violet
Family - Violaceae
Flowering - March - May.
Habitat - Rich woods. Typically found on basic soils.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found mainly in the northern half of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its caulescent habit, entire stipules, wide leaves, and yellow flowers. Some forms of the plant have deeply dissected, three-parted leaves.
Photographs taken in Auburn, AL., 4-16-05.