Spring Wildflowers

Bird’s-foot Violet, Viola pedata

We found Bird’s-foot violets blooming along the ridge trail above Hillers Creek this morning. Many other kinds of wildflowers can be found in the woods now. Once the trees leaf out in early May the place to find wildflowers shifts from the woods to the prairies, lakes and ponds.

The Bird’s-foot violet (aka Viola pedata) gets it’s name from the bird foot-like appearance of it’s leaves. It’s very different than that typical heart-shaped leaves of other violets.

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