My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

Common Blue Violet Viola papilionacea
Violet Violaceae family

Leaves are heart-shaped, slightly toothed (more wavy), with leaves on seperate stalks from flowers.


Flowers are on a smooth stalk. The 2 side petals are bearded with long slender hairs, but the lower lip is not. Lower petal is longer than the lateral petals. All 3 petals are strongly veined.



Form/Habitat:This is a common violet in dooryards, moist meadows, and woods. 3-8" high. Blooms in April.

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