Saturday, July 30, 2011

Birdfoot Violet

Birdfoot violet is one of around ten species of vioter that can be found growing in this area. A native plant, it typically blloms in the spring. Since it prefers sandy or rocky soil the sand prairies at Crex Meadows, where I photographed the plant, are a perfect habitat.


5 comments:

Modern Mom said...

Lovely!

My entry.

Mel said...

Stunning blue flowers.visiting from my today's flower @ love home grow garden

Autumn Belle said...

The violet flowers are beautiful!

Genie said...

These fellows are drop dead gorgeous...even if they are guys. The red I have never seen. It is interesting that so many of the girls have posted dragonflies this week. They must be everywhere this time of the year. I had 2 small blue ones in the yard this afternoon. Sorry my thumbnail went in 3 times. Mr. Linky really played a mean old trick on me. He kept telling me I had an error and could not post it...but he fibbed and did it 3 times. Sorry about that. I am really embarrassed. Genie

Andrea said...

lovely wildflowers you have there, and they are so prolific bloomers!