Oct. 17, 2017

yellow violet, Viola pubescens

I've always liked this one. It's probably because it was the first non-violet violet that I became aware of all those years ago. In my mind, the woodland associations from those days are so good. But not all of them. Like the time I caught a crawfish, and being seven or so (I have no other excuse), I let it grab my sister's arm. Now any reasonable person would reach across and pull it off. They wouldn't run a quarter mile home to show Mom what their brother did. I do have to admire her determination. And still do. And I should do something else I haven't done in all these years. Gail, I apologize. But I'm still going to tease you about it.
These violets grow in woods in AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI(S), SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, and SK. Mackinac Co MI, 5/27/17.