The most common bluish-purple violet found in moist woods, bogs, marshes. Glabrous, and without leafy stems. All three petals bearded, flowers to 2 cm diameter, flowering scapes to 8 cm tall. Spur is blunt, 3 mm long and wide.
Leaves vary from round, to kidney-shaped, to heart-shaped. Photographed leaf blade was 18 mm long (without petiole) and 15 mm wide. Leaves have rounded teeth and a blunt apex.
Taxonomic key to Saskatchewan's violets.
Begins flowering in mid May.
The above photos were taken May 27th, on a seep along a lakeshore, wet aspen woods, about 70 km SE of our home in Regina, SK.