Early Blue Violet (2/9)

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April is the month that the wild violets or violas start blooming. These are Viola adunca, known as early blue violets or hookedspur violets. As with all violas, the leaves are delicious. The roots, fruits, and seeds should not be eaten, though. Still, this pretty little edible plant also has medicinal properties.

It is found from lowlands to the mountains and blooms all summer.

Written by Rex Trulove