NATIVE SPECIES IN OUR WFS:

DOWNY YELLOW VIOLET

 

                The Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)

A good plant for shady, moist growing conditions. It grows 15-30 cm high (6-12"). The leaves are about 6 cm across (2.5") and broadly ovate with heart shaped bases. The bright yellow flowers grow on stalks from axils of stem leaves.                                                                   

             [Text from Google Images]

The Bloom of the Downy Yellow Violet (the Viola Pubescens) on WFS rocky hilltop.

( MORE INFO:

Dick Young 3rd Edition,

page 187, Rating - #10!)

The Leaf of the Downy Yellow Violet (The Viola Pubescens) at WFS rocky hilltop.

(MORE INFO: Dick Young 3rd Edition, page 187, rating  # 10.)

BE CAREFUL ! 

     DON’T mistake this shiny little yellow flower, the Downy Yellow Violet, for the ALIEN Fig Buttercup! They both bloom in the springtime and in the early woodland areas. . .         However, these violets are much fewer.  (The Fig Buttercups are found in big, spreading patches . . .  all over our shady areas. (The Fig Buttercups especially love the floodplain!)

     And the Buttercups are particularly difficult to control because as soon as the blooms die down, the leaves all disappear too! We don’t see them for the rest of the year, but their entangled roots are spreading all the while, ready to take over again next spring!