Pale Violet, Viola striata
Violaceae or Violet Family

Small plant, but tall for a violet.  Flowers white with violet markings and a yellow center.  Leaves heart-shaped.  Blooms mid-spring.  In the woods on the western slope of the park, particularly common along the trail near the north Riverway bridge.

Most violets in the park are violet or yellow. Common blue violet (V. papilionacea) can be white, but it will usually be found growing along with the typical purple form.

Pale violets Pale violet flower Pale violets