Crowfoot Violet

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Larkspur Violet

Crowfoot Violet is a small plant (3-6 in high) growing in grasslands and open woods. It can be found across Canada's prairie provinces and Ontario as well as in the central United States. The leaves are 1-3 in long and deeply divided so that there appear to be several smaller leaves.

The Crowfoot Violet flowers from mid- to late spring. The 3 lower petals of the light purple flowers (.75 in across) have white beards. The lowest petal is spurred.

Did you know? The Crowfoot Violet is also known as the Larkspur Violet because its deeply divided leaves resemble those of the delphinium or larkspur, whereas most violet leaves are heart-shaped.

See Also: Downy Yellow Violet, Early Blue Violet, Northern Bog Violet, Western Canada Violet