Common blue violet
3-8" (7.5-20 cm)
1/2 - 3/4" (1.3-2 cm)
Damp woods, moist meadows, roadsides
This member of the Violet family (Violacaea) has traditional pansy-like flowers. The flowers and leaves are on separate stalks. Violets are said to prefer damp woods, moist meadows, and roadsides, however in my yard, it's favorite spot appears to be between the concrete paving stones of the patio.
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