Early Dog-violet: earning its spurs | Nature Notes from Dorset

It may be just me and the way I use my camera but I always feel that it never does anything coloured purple justice! This early dog-violet (Viola reichenbachiana) looks decidedly blue and not its true deep violet colouring.
The early dog-violet certainly comes out early in the year being in flower by March and is a few weeks ahead of its close cousin, the common dog-violet which is becomes more prevelent in late April and in to May. The early dog-violet has a narrower flower than the common dog-violet



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