Sub-category: Violet family
It grows 6 to 10 inches tall and is a stemmed viola with stems that have leaves. Similar looking species include round-leaved yellow violet (Viola rotundifolia). The two species can be differentiated by leaf shape and leaf margin. Additionally V. pubescens has both basal and cauline leaves while V. rotundifolia has only basal leaves. Flower is yellow with brown/purple streaks inside.
It is found in dry mixed and deciduous woodland areas. Blooms from April through May.