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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yellow Wood Violet (Viola glabella)

Roses are red,
Violets are blue... except when they're yellow, like the one above. Up until recently I always thought violets were violet colored, a sort of bluish purple. The variety pictured above, however, was recently encountered in Goldstream Park and is a common native wildflower known as the Yellow Wood Violet, Stream Violet or Smooth Violet (Viola glabella).


Mike Laplante said...

Yellow?! Who knew? :)

Clueless in Boston said...

Wow, that little guy really jumps out at ya!

JoJo said...

Yellow violets? Wow, I had NO idea. I've seen white, pink and purple but never yellow.

Hey were you using a light or did the flash light up the picture?

Benjamin Madison said...

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one surprised by yellow violets.

JoJo - no flash - I almost never use a flash.

JoJo said...

So you bring a light source w/ you?

Benjamin Madison said...

No I have not graduated yet to using sources of light other than natural. Whatever the sun provides is what I generally work with.