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.

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  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.

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  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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