Viola pedata L.
Family: Violaceae
bird's-foot violet
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Arthur Meeks  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 4" tall forb, basically stemless; no stolons
Leaves: main leaves 3-parted then deeply divided into 3-5 toothed parts
Flowers: light purple to blue, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide, stamens prominently protruding forming an orange/yellow center, petals beardless; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruits: capsule with copper-colored seeds
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry; woods, prairies, inland sands; in sandy, gravelly soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Joshua A. Horky  
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Corey Raimond  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Corey Raimond  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert Bierman  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Arthur Meeks  
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