2014 Wildflowers and Wild Plants
Sweden, Maine

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May 24
This violet is distinctive to me because of its long and hairy leaves. Based on the shape of the leaves, it could be an Arrowhead Violet (Viola sagittata).

I found several of these along the driveway doing well in a sand and gravel environment.
According to this source, the arrowhead violet's habitat is described as follows:

"Habitat: this violet is found on dry, well drained, open habitats, like sandy fields, abandoned gravel lots, railroad tracks, roadsides. Sometimes it is found under broken canopy in Pine-Oak woodlands."

So it apparently is one of those plants that live well with humans.

A good view of the spur and the hairy stem of the violet.