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Please help with Violet ID confirmation

13 years ago

Hi, I have two types of Violets that I am trying to confirm IDs on.

Here is the first type which I think from doing a little research is Lance-leaved Viola (Viola Lanceolata).



Now the this second one looks like V. sagittata or fimbrialuta (Sand Violet). What do experts here think?



I wanted to get specific IDs on these to satisfy my curiosity and also because I wanted to have violets that the Fritillary butterfly prefers in an area where I stopped mowing, and these two have volunteered themselves.

These violets seem to be preferred host plants (if they are indeed what I think they are), which explains why we have so many Fritillariess in the area.

Thank you for helping!

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