Viola sororia also known as Common Blue Violet is an acaulescent violet found in Eastern North America. It is commonly found on the Refuge in hydric habitats like bottomland woods and roadside seepages. It will invade lawns and gardens., and is sometimes considered to be weedy.
There are several different flower color variations of this species. The one pictured here with the alternating blue and white coloration is called the “confederate” form. There are light blue, dark blue, and white forms as well.