Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia)
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Round-Leaved Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia)
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(Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia) - 01
There are several species of yellow violets. We
believe this one to be the round-leaved yellow violet, because it is the only
species of yellow violet that does not have stem leaves. The leaves of the
round-leaved yellow violet are roundish and basal. At the time of
blooming, the leaves are still unfolding. Later in the season, the leaves
will flatten out upon the ground. The other characteristic of the
round-leaved yellow violet's leaves is their wavy toothed edges.
(Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia) - 01a
The actual size of the round-leaved yellow violet flower
is about 1/2 inch, or slightly less in diameter. It has five petals, two
upper and three lower. The lower three petals of the round-leaved yellow
violet have brown veins, though the central lower petal is more heavily veined.
The two lower side petals are also "bearded", the beginnings of which can be
seen opposite each other.
(Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia) - 02
In this enlargement of the round-leaved yellow violet
flower we can more clearly see the development of the the bearded projections on
the lower side petals.
(Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia) - 03
We thought the contrast of the newly appearing
round-leaved yellow violet sprouting forth from last year's decomposing leaves
to be interesting. God's way is to bring forth life from death.
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