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#NPOD Upland Yellow Violet #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 06/13/2013

Photo from 6/10/2011. Location: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID.

Upland Yellow Violet – for more photos / info go to the Viola praemorsa detail page.

NOTE: Nov 22, 2013 – R. John Little, Ph.D., noted expert on Violaceae, has identified this as Viola purpurea subsp. venosa rather than Viola praemorsa. — gcw

Upland Yellow Violet - Viola praemorsa

Upland Yellow Violet – Viola praemorsa

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Upland Yellow Violet – Viola praemorsa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Upland Yellow Violet, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/23/2012.) Scientific name is Viola praemorsa.  Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills of Ada County, ID on June 10, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Canary Violet, Astoria Violet, Prairie Violet, Yellow Montane Violet, and Wavyleaf Violet.  Go to the Upland Yellow Violet detail page for more information.

NOTE: Nov 22, 2013 – R. John Little, Ph.D., noted expert on Violaceae, has identified this as Viola purpurea subsp. venosa rather than Viola praemorsa. — gcw

Upland Yellow Violet, Canary Violet, Astoria Violet, Prairie Violet, Yellow montane violet, Wavyleaf Violet - Viola praemorsa

Upland Yellow Violet, Canary Violet, Astoria Violet, Prairie Violet, Yellow montane violet, Wavyleaf Violet – Viola praemorsa

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Three-Parted Violet – Viola tripartita – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Three-Parted Violet, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/01/2012.) Scientific name is Viola tripartita.  Photo below was taken on Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, GA, on April 1, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Threepart Violet, Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet.  Go to the Three-Parted Violet detail page for more information.

Three-parted Yellow Violet, Threepart Violet, Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet - Viola tripartita

Three-parted Yellow Violet, Threepart Violet, Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet – Viola tripartita

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain 2011 – Game On! #wildflowers

What a difference a few weeks with some warm weather makes!  On Feb 13 we made a trip to The Pocket and there was still a little snow on the ground and no sign even of Harbinger of Spring.  I made a quick trip down to The Pocket this morning to check on the status, and the wildflower season has begun!  Read on…

Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Hepatica nobilis

Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Hepatica nobilis

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Wood Violet – Viola palmata – Added to USWildflowers Database

Wood Violet, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/01/2010.)  Scientific name is Viola palmata.  It is also is known by the common name Early Blue Violet and Trilobed Violet.  Photo below was taken on Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, Ga, on April 4, 2009.

Wood Violet, Early Blue Violet, Trilobed Violet - Viola palmata

Wood Violet, Early Blue Violet, Trilobed Violet - Viola palmata

04/14/2010 Wildflower Status Update on The Pocket

Work and grandkid schedule have left time only for a quick trip down to The Pocket on Wednesday evening.  My primary purpose was to determine if the Bellwort down there is Large-flowered or Perfoliate (mission accomplished.)  We also took a spin around the boardwalk and made a trip north of the parking area, but did not get up the horse trail toward the falls, so I’m unable to update the status of flowers found along that trail.

Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum

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04/06/2010 Wildflower Status Update at The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

We made a quick trip down to The Pocket on Tuesday evening.  We made a short 100-yard walk up the horse trail and took a spin around the boardwalk, so I’m unable to update the status of flowers found along the trail to the falls, but here’s what I’ve got.

Wild Blue Phlox - Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox from 04/06/2010

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04/01/2010 The Pocket Status Update

In summary: This will be a good weekend at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, especially since tomorrow is forecast to be sunny and warm, as was today. 

Aquilegia canadensis - Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis - Columbine from 04/01/2010

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