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Field Pansy
Latin name: Viola kitaibelliana
Member of the Violet family (Violaceae)

The Field Pansy is not a native wildflower but is well-established. The leaves and flowers appear on the same stalk. The flowers are whitish or pale blue and the lower petals are veined. The small leaves are spoon-shaped with very large, lobed blunt-tipped stipules. It grows to a height of 3 to 8 inches. It is found in fields, roadsides, and stream banks. It blooms during April and May.

The Field Pansy is very common in the Clinch Mountain area.

Sources:
"A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Northeastern and North-central North America" by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny
Encyclopaedia Britannica

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