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Taken May 15, 2010 – Bridgton, Maine
Canon Rebel Xsi with Canon 100mm Macro Lens

Sweet White Violet (Viola blanda Willd.)

Identification: Leaves basal and flowers located on separate stalks. Flowers white, fragrant, and with upper petals twisted at the apices. Leaves ovate to heart-shaped, basal indentation between leaf blade and leaf stalk narrow and deep.

Distribution: Southeastern Canada, southward to Iowa in the west and Georgia and Alabama and in the east.

Habitat: Sweet White Violet is found in woods.

Flowering period: April to May.

Similar Species: Sweet White Violet could be mistaken by for Northern White Violet or Kidney-leaved Violet. However the twisted apices of the upper flower petals are distinctive.


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  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful capture !!! :D ♥

  • Thanks Evita . . . .

    – T.J. Martin

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 4 years ago


  • Hello Barbara: Thanks so much. I’m pleased that you like this image.

    – T.J. Martin

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Very nice!!!!!

  • Hi Carolyn: Thanks very much.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!! I just uploaded a yellow one…I’ve never seen these before!! Great addition to the group!!

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyover 4 years ago

    Great focus and image!

  • Hi: Thanks so much for the very kind comments. Much appreciated.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Hello Ray – - – - Thanks.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature 19 May 2010

  • Hi Kimba: Thanks for the nice surprise!! I’m very glad to hear that my “Sweet White Violet” was chosen to be featured in Macro Magic. Many thanks to the hosts and members of the group for the nice compliment.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Stunning , would you consider adding this to Lost in Space

  • Hi Kimba: Not a problem …. it’s on the way. Thanks for the invitation.

    – T.J. Martin

  • jeanniechris
    jeanniechrisabout 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful………………..j

  • Thanks so much Jeannie for the compliment. I’m happy that you like this image and have chosen to add it to your list of favorites. Nice hearing from you once again.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 3 years ago

    Oh, my! This really IS beautiful and delicate!

  • Hello Navigator: I’m grateful for the nice compliment you have given me on my photograph “Sweet White Violet”. I’m pleased that you like it. Thanks so much for your input.

    – T.J. Martin

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