Violet (2)

Viola adunca

Blue Violet
Viola adunca var. adunca

Family: Violet (Violaceae)
AKA: Blue Violet, Western Dog Violet,
 Hooked-spur Violet

Photo taken on: June 4, 2006
Location: Lower Loop, Crested Butte, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to alpine
Habitat: Meadows, woods

Grows to 5" in clumps. The leaves of the violet are oval and smooth. Flowers have five petals, the lower have purple veins.

Viola adunca

Viola adunca

Mountain Blue Violet
Viola adunca var. bellidifolia (V. labradorica)

Family: Violet (Violaceae)
AKA: Alpine Violet
Photo taken on: July 5, 2013
Location: Cottonwood Pass, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Dry to moist meadows near timberline

A dwarf variety of the widespread Blue Violet. It grows to less than 2 inches with tiny flowers.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers