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Bird's-foot violet - Viola pedata


Family: Violaceae - Violet family Genus Common Name: Violet Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Viola pedata - Bird's-foot violet. Bird's-foot or Crow-foot violet has one of the larger, showier blossoms of the wild violets.

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Viola pedata

Distribution of Viola pedata 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 Aug 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Grundy County, TN Date: 2007-April-28Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Bird's-foot or Crow-foot violet has one of the larger blossoms. The name comes from the leaf shape.
Viola pedata

Site: Estelle Mine Area, Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga Date: 2011-April-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Viola pedata has a bicolor form, with the two upper petals being darker than the lower petals, usually a dark purple.
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Viola pedata

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