Bird’s Foot Violet – 5/19/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/19/20

Observation Time: 9:20 a.m.

Observation Location: near Gavins Pond

Common Name: Bird’s Foot Violet

Scientific Name: Viola pedata

Comments: Bird-foot violets are perennials with five-petaled flowers that bloom from March to June. The flowers are typically blue, but can range from white to purple. They spread by sending out rhizomes. The fan-shaped leaves have three lobes which are said to resemble a bird’s feet.

More Information: US Wildflowers Database (USDA)