Saturday, March 7, 2015
Roses are red, violets are yellow, huh?
My most exciting find on this morning's excursion was the first of our several species of yellow violets. I think it's Viola sheltonii, or Shelton's Violet, AKA Fan Violet, although there are several species that go by that latter name. These two were the only two blooms I found in a half hour of wandering around the hill where the southern end of the Feather River College nature trail begins. They are a reminder that I have to do my annual refresher course on our local species of yellow violets. I have been caught in some ID errors in the past, and I correct them quickly when they are pointed out. Maybe if I do enough homework I can avoid such errors this spring.