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Stream Violet

As this flowers name gives away, the Stream Violet (Viola glabella) is common around streams, or in moist forest locations. It grows in the wild across eastern Asia and western North America. This flower is also known as the Pioneer Violet.

The Stream Violet is a perennial flower that grows to heights of about 10 cm. The actual flowers of the plant are a bright yellow, with purple lines on the inside of the bottom three petals. The Stream Violet is in flower in April and May.

The Stream Violet requires moist, well-drained, and acidic or neutral soils to grow properly. As it grows in forests, it can survive in both shaded and semi-shaded areas.

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