05.13.2022 Bird-foot Posey

Bird-foot Violet-Viola pedata is named for the shape of its leaves, a couple of which you can see beneath the uppermost bloom.  Always a favorite spring wildflower.

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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22 Responses to 05.13.2022 Bird-foot Posey

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    So delicate and beautiful!

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  2. I believe I see the bird’s feet where you said to look.

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  3. Adorable violet flowers.

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  4. Jet Eliot says:

    This is such a delightful bouquet, Steve, thanks. I’m glad to know about the bird’s feet leaves. They really do look like bird’s feet, and I know I have seen this in the wild before but didn’t know it was named so. Cheers.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    The name reminded me of Lotus corniculatus, the non-native bird’s foot trefoil. I see that grows in your area, although it’s not found here. For a while, I confused it with one of our native yellow peas. The ‘feet’ of this plant remind me of the flat-footed birds, like Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, or Mallards, for that matter. The color and shape are interesting, too. I’m not sure I would have identified them as ‘violets’ without a little pondering, but they certainly are appealing.

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    • I’ve photographed Bird-foot Trefoil but don’t quite know where that image is nor did I ever post it. Their shape, both petal and leaf, certainly does differ from that of what most of us identify as violets. And happily these are native.


  6. Peter Klopp says:

    Your wonderful photo of the bird-foot posey brought some joy to my heart this morning. Thank you for such a lovely picture, Steve!

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  7. Wally Jones says:

    What a lovely bouquet to brighten any day!
    We have several species of violet in central Florida and I have trouble spotting them every spring. I need a “flower-sniffer” dog.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    Sweet! Ah, violets! This one was another of my mother’s favorites. 🙂

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    I agree, I also look forward to seeing the various violets, or violet-like flowers each spring. Beautiful colors and beautiful shapes.

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    • We are lucky to have several species of violet here in the yard. Although a couple are not native we still enjoy them. I wish these occurred naturally in the yard but I had to plant some and unfortunately they didn’t come back this year so I have to visit them.


  10. Dave Ply says:

    How do you figure out what sort of flowers you’re shooting? Are you channeling Linda @ shoreacres?

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    • Linda does do a great job of identifying all those wonderful wildflowers in Texas. I use a few resources, books, apps, and websites, to narrow down the possibilities. These I’ve been enjoying and photographing for a while.

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  11. Beautiful Image Steve!


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