See that. Only have an hour or so after Wegman’s, doggie rescue (they’re being sat in home for another weekend with the bipedals all in North Carolnia for another graduation) but decide to go to Deep Hollow for a bit and rtewarded with a new flower for me: three-part violet. Very cooling looking guy.
Just goes to show that at any time in the wondeful world of nature, a bright new discovery awaits you. It’s like it’s Easter every day and you neve know when you’re going to find a really cool new Easter egg around any bend.
You can’t find natures treasures if you don’t look for them and if you’re not in the woods, your eyes are closed, because the woods can’t come to you.
Here endeth the sermon :–).
Family: Violaceae – Violet family Genus Common Name: Violet Native Status: Native Dicot Perennial Herb
Viola tripartita – Three-parted Yellow Violet, Threepart Violet, Wedge…-leaf Yellow Violet. There are two varieties of this relatively rare violet – Viola tripartita var. tripartita and Viola tripartita var. glaberrima. It’s historical range includes rich, wooded slopes in a dozen of the southeastern United States, as far north as southwestern Pennsylvania, where it is now believed to be extirpated, and southeastern Ohio, where var. tripartita is believed to be extirpated and the remaining population of var. glaberimma is protected with an official status of Endangered. It is also protected in Florida and Tennessee.
AL, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, WV
Journal Articles Referencing Violet
Three-parted Yellow Violet shows its brownish-purple-striated yellow blossoms in mid-spring. It grows up to about a foot tall, and has alternate leaves in the upper part of the stem. Var. tripartita, the one shown here, is the only stemmed yellow violet east of the Rockies with divided leaves. There are usually three lobes, although that may vary. The example shown here seems to be unusual in that I haven’t found a photo of a plant with a leaf so far down the stem. The leaves of var. glaberrima are more diamond shaped and are not parted; that variety is also known as Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet.