To be perfectly honest, I'm not 100 percent sure this is Viola conspersa, but after researching it for a year or so, I feel fairly certain this is correct. It's still open for debate, and if someone out there has a more informed opinion, then please share it. I first found this violet here many springs ago growing in the grass beside our pond. I noticed it right away because it was blue, not lavender, violet, or purple, and there were so few of them. Year after year, I rarely saw more than five or six of them and never a colony. They seemed to be a rarity, so I began collecting the seeds and growing them because, well, that's what I do. I like this violet because it is clearly a beautiful violet. It has a restrained beauty, which is the kind of flower beauty that appeals to me because I like to get close to my flowers to examine them and instead of them examining me. Viola conspersa is native to moist meadows, rich woodlands, and original, undisturbed ground. It likes moist conditions and dappled sunlight to light shade. It is considered rare and endangered in some states, so please keep it going.
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