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Long-spurred violet - Viola rostrata


Family: Violaceae - Violet family Genus Common Name: Violet Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Viola rostrata - Long-spurred violet. This is one of our earliest blooming spring violets.

Found in:
AL, CT, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV)

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Viola rostrata

Distribution of Viola rostrata in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 Dec 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60f/22 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv) Flash: Yes
The long extension of the lower petal of Viola rostrata gives it the name Long-spurred. The blossoms rise on long stalks above the cordate leaves.
Viola rostrata

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60f/22 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv) Flash: Yes
I like the orangish ovary contrasting against the violet color of the blossom. Notice the veins on the petals, and the dark purple accents on each petal.
Viola rostrata

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