I found this tiny beauty along the banks of Dixon branch. It was a new kind of wildflower for me. One interesting fact about this flower is the dark lines on the bottom petals. They are called nectar guides and they help guide pollinators to the nectar found at the bottom of the petal.
Missouri Violet (Viola missouriensis)
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