These are wild in the yard. We move them into Fiona’s garden when we find them.
Maybe Viola affinis (Pale early violet, Sand violet) or Viola cucullata (Blue marsh violet)
Missouri violet, Common blue violet, Hooded blue violet, Florida violet, Meadow violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
Synonyms: Viola floridana, Viola papilionacea
USDA Symbol: VISO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The glossy, heart-shaped leaves of this 6-10 in. violet are topped by purple flowers with conspicuous white throats; the three lower petals are somewhat hairy. The erect flower stem droops slightly, as if bending its head toward the ground. Perhaps that is why the flower is associated with modesty and decency (Andy Fyon).
In addition to the normal flowers there are often flowers near the ground that fail to open, but their whitish fruit produces vast quantities of seeds. Violet leaves are high in vitamins A and C and can be used in salads or cooked as greens. The flowers can be made into candies and jellies. [wildflower.org]
This planting is in the Fiona's garden .
volunteer (it just appeared in my garden!)
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