Common Blue Violet

This morning I got some exercise working in the garden while listening to brown thrashers that just migrated back here. I cleaned up leaves, pulled some weeds, and cut old stems off plants. I made three trips to the compost with the wheelbarrow. It’s rewarding to see my native plants growing. The first one to flower is the common blue violet I planted last fall. It’s deer resistant and makes a good ground cover.

Common blue violet is also the host plant for Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly larvae. I have a picture of this butterfly from a few years ago.

That’s why I’m happy about planting native plants. Simply for the value to the wildlife.

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