cluster with leaves

Similar Species: Birdfoot Violet is similar to Coast Violet. The stamens of Birdfoot Violet are yellow-orange and contrast with the white throat of the flower. The stamens of Coast Violet are not yellow-orange and do not contrast with the white throat. The leaf divisions are not as linear or regular in Coast Violet and the middle division is often broad and irregular. The leaf divisions of Prairie Violet are narrower and more numerous and the tips of the divisions are usually bifid.

Habitat: Birdfoot Violet is found in sandy fields, hill slopes, and rocky areas.

Flowering period: April toJune.