It’s been a good year for violets! This is a variable species that can occur as white or purple. Photographed in Dr. Whiteside’s magical Illinois garden, but also native all over New England.
Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)
Bonus pictures from my trip to the Midwest: we went to a concert in Lafayette, Indiana but had some time before the concert, so we checked out a wolf park surprisingly nearby. Beautiful animals.
A wolf park! And you could walk there? No cages? Great pics. And how are your own violets?
they were in big enclosures, so you might not have liked it. I’ve picked the pictures that make it look like I was in there with them. But they drove mom around in a golf cart for the private tour, so it was really the perfect place for a little adventure.
That brought back pleasant memories! And informative! Always love pictures of violets.