Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canada Violet

Canada violets (Viola canadensis) were in their prime around the vicinity of the Opekiska lock and dam on April 20. This violet  lives up to its other names: Canadian white violet, Canada Violet, and tall white violet. It's fairly tall, as violets go, and it has huge white flowers.

Zooming in on the flower in the lower picture, you can see sone of its trademarks:  a yellow base at the petals, and a purplish tinge around the petals. It's a beauty, but the large white blooms make it a challenge to photograph a good exposure.

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