Friday, November 6, 2009

Plant of the Week: Nov 6

Prairie violet
Viola pedatifida 

G. Don
other common names: 
crowfoot violet; sometimes bird’s-foot violet, but this name is more common for another species, V. pedata
Viola: the classical Latin name for this genus
Pedatifida: from Latin, meaning generally “divided from a central point with the divisions also deeply cleft”
Violet family: Violaceae

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