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The purple flowers of the Common Violet can be found everywhere in lawns, fence rows, and woodland edges in spring.

VioletsCommon Violet

Sometimes a pale lavender blue shade is seen.

Pale VioletsPale Pinkish Violets

White violets are not uncommon. There is another species of violet found in woodlands (Viola striata) which always has white flowers.

White Violet
















Of particular interest is this – blue with veining that shades into white. I have always known these as a ‘Confederate Violet.’

Confererate Violet