twoflower violet (Viola biflora)
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|Violets (Viola) are a genus of flowering plants in the family Violaceae, with around 400-500 species throughout the world, mainly in the temperate Northern Hemisphere but also in Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes in South America. They are typically found in moist and slightly shaded conditions such as hedgerows.|
Most violets are small perennial plants, but a few are annual plants and some are small shrubs. They typically have heart-shaped leaves, and asymmetrical flowers with four upswept or fan-shaped petals, two each side, and one broad, lobed lower petal pointing downward. The shape of the petals defines many species, for example, some violets have a "spur" on the end of each petal. Flower colours vary in the genus; many are violet as their name suggests, and some are blue, some yellow, some white, some cream; some are bicolored, often blue and yellow. Flowering is often profuse, and may last for much of the spring and summer.
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Pretty composition with this so tight three beautiful flower. Perpaps in the proccess of sharpen the background has got some dust. I've tried to remove it in this WS. I hope you'll like it.
I think Leguminosae family.
- [2006-08-02 12:09]
Merci beaucoup Pedro de nous présenter cette petite fleur que j'aime beaucoup. J'ai toujours hâte de la voir arriver au début de l'été, le long de nos routes et trottoirs. Nous l'appelons le «Lothier curniculé» (Lotus corniculatus)(Birdfoot troifoil) Elle est de la famille des légumineuses.
Belle photo réussie, car le jaune des fleurs est difficile à bien photographier. Merci.