Viola palmata

Common Names: Early blue violet, cleft violet, wood violet, trilobed violet
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Violet family

Some sources list it as a hybrid species. Wood violet has very variable leaves, being more or less lobed, with indentations of varying depths. The leaves are simple, basal, and lobed. The flower is bilaterally symmetrical. Flower color is typically blue/purple, but can have shades of white, striped, or solid white. There are five petals, sepals, or tepals in the flower.

Found in woodlands, forests, meadows, fields, and rocky slopes. Blooms April to May.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.