05.15.2021 Bird-foot Violet

Driving through Quabbin Park, I noticed a large patch of purple by the side of the road,  parked, and walked to the spot where dozens of Viola pedata were growing. I love the shape of these flowers and the variety of blue/violet hues the petals take.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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23 Responses to 05.15.2021 Bird-foot Violet

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    These are very beautiful flowers! A native plant for you?

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Great is also the purple colour of your violets. I know how hard it is to capture it with your camera. Have a great weekend, Steve!

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    • Thanks, Peter. Lightroom makes it a little easier to get the color right and these are fairly variable as well which makes it a bit easier to achieve faithfulness.I hope you are having a nice weekend, Peter. So far so good here.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    This is lovely. The name brought to mind another plant: Birdsfoot trefoil — not native, but quite pretty. The little white accent is a nice complement to the lavender/blue/violet color.

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    • It is a lovely violet, my mother’s middle name which she loathed. I wonder if my fondness for them was youthful rebelliousness. The white enhances the directional hints that say come pollinate me. I love the orange stamens. I’ve seen Birdfoot Trefoil but haven’t photographed it.

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  4. Ryan Garden says:

    Lovely photo, particularly love purple flowers. As stupid as this going to sound purple flowers seem to thrive more in our garden than any other colour of flower.

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  5. Deepa says:

    Lovely photo!

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  6. susurrus says:

    How lovely. I am not sure I’d have realised it was a violet.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    That’s quite a cluster. Do you often find them clustered like that versus spaced out more as individuals? I love finding flowers that do group together, makes for some very colorful photos, like this one. Really nice.

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    • I do find them in clusters. In this case I singled this one out from quite a large number of them. I am sure there were at least a hundred flowers spread out at this spot. The whole patch didn’t photograph well but these groups did. Thanks, Todd.


  8. Very nice & very colorful Steve! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Yes, a great little species….all the wild violets are…don’t they make you smile?

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