Viola lanceolata L. - Lance-leaved Violet, Bog White Violet
Family - Violaceae
Flowering - March - May.
Habitat - Bogs, swamps, pond margins, ditches, roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking little violet has been reported mainly in the southern half of Alabama but can probably be found scattered throughout the state. The plant is very easy to identify as it is the only violet in the state with long, thin leaves.
Photographs taken off Hwy 55, Convington County, AL., 2-26-05.