Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Western Canada Violets in Shade Beside a Field

I love stumbling (sometimes literally) over prairie wildflowers that are new to me, but well known to many others, flowers like the Western Canada Violet that I found in a shady spot at the edge of a farmer's field.

White or pale pink, with yellow centres and veins of deep purple, these flowers are less than an inch wide and appear in June to August. Vance-Jowsey says Western Canada Violets are "probably the longest flowering and most commonly observed violet."

And last month, I saw a few of these native Western Canadian plants for my first time.

Western Canada Violets. All violets remind me of fairy tales, 
in which teeny magical creatures live at the heart of flowers. © SB

Prairie Wildflower: Western Canada Violet (Voila Canadensis -- it's a Canadian plant!) 
Location:  Near Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: July 16, 2014. 


1 comment:

  1. Violets - one of my favourites - they are so delicate and cheerful looking.


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