Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wildflowers of Ainsworth: Dame's Violet

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Not so much wild as "escaped from cultivation," according to Newcomb's Wildflower Guide. But all cultivated flowers are descended from wildflowers, so these were just completing the circle.

The few specimens in my field are in a thicket of other wildflowers, which makes it hard to photograph the whole plant.

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If you drive along S.R. 149 in Porter County (not far north of 130) in May, you will see areas where the side of the road is painted in shades of violet, and I think these flowers are the painters.

A close-up of the leaves:

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1 comment:

Rachel said...

Love these wildflower pictures. Beautiful!