Low herb. Typical violet flowers, purple, with white
hairs in center. Leaves heart-shaped overall, but with three to five
lobes; some leaves, however, may be unlobed. Blooms in mid to late
A woodland plant. Occasional in the woods on
the eastern slope of the Park.
If the leaves have clear
lobes, this violet is easily identified. If the leaves are poorly or
not at all lobed, it can be easily confused with common blue violet (Viola
sororia), but that plant prefers open areas.