Confederate Violet (Viola sororia f. priceana)
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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
- Confederate Violet (Viola sororia f. priceana) -
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(Confederate Violet - 01) The primary characteristic of the confederate violet is its purple veined white petals. It is common in the South and relatively rare in the North. There seems to be considerable discussion over how to arrive at the correct scientific name for the confederate violet. Most people seem to agree that priceana is a form of the Viola sororia, and not a separate species, hence, the name listed above.
(Confederate Violet - 02) In this photo of the confederate violet, we can see the typical heart-shaped and tooth-edged basal leaves that are common to violets.
(Confederate Violet - 03) In this approximately fifteen times enlargement of the confederate violet, we can see some of the intricate detail of God's artistic creation.
(Confederate Violet - 04) This is a bee's eye view of the center of a confederate violet.
(Confederate Violet - 05) Is it a napkin holder? No! It's a confederate violet flower that is getting ready to open.
(Confederate Violet - 06)
This is a twice actual size photo of a small patch of confederate violets.
(Confederate Violet - 07) This is another view of a confederate violet.
(Confederate Violet - 07a) In this close up photo of a confederate violet, we can see the hooked flower stem behind the flower. There is something about the way God designed this wild flower that just seems to always draw our attention to it.
(Confederate Violet - 08) This is another look at a confederate violet.
(Confederate Violet - 09) The confederate violet flowers are about ¾" across, and have 5 rounded petals; there are 2 upper petals, 2 lateral petals with white hairs (or beards) near the throat of the flower, and a lower petal that one writer refers to as functioning as a landing pad for visiting insects.
(Confederate Violet - 10) This confederate violet is just opening. This petals are still somewhat curled, particularly the bottom petal.
(Confederate Violet - 10a) This is a bee's eye view of the opening confederate violet. Behind the five petals are five green sepals; the end of one of them can be seen between the upper petals.
(Confederate Violet - 11) This is a look at another newly opening confederate violet.
(Confederate Violet - 12) This is another look at a newly opening confederate violet.
(Confederate Violet - 13) This is a patch of confederated violets that graces the floor of the open woods.
(Confederate Violet - 13a) This is a closer look at the patch of confederate violets as they emerge in the spring through the previous year's fallen leaves and pine needles.
(Confederate Violet - 14) This is a look at another small patch of confederate violets.
(Confederate Violet - 14a) This is a closer look at a leaf and flower of the confederate violet.
(Confederate Violet - 14b) This is another look at a confederate violet.
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