Downy Yellow Violet - Hairy Yellow Forest Violet
Viola pubescens var. pubescens
Violaceae (Violet) Family
Yellow violet is an upright, smooth to hairy perennial with rhizomes.
The leaves are basal, simple, petiolate, ovate, entire to toothed, with tip rounded abd base truncate to cordate.
Flowers are solitary at the tip of a naked stem; five petals; bottom poetal spurred, occasionally will have purple veins. The flowers are bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form.
Fruit is a capsule.
Some authorities suggest that this species is synonymous with V. eriocarpa and V. pensylvanica.