I could not resist myself. Today's post is going to have to be devoted to a wee white violet with purple spots.  I saw this little guy while roaming the garden early this morning, and had to stop and make a few photographs...then I decided I needed to share them....

This is my friend "Freckles".  I got my first clump when I worked at a perennial nursery a number of years ago.  He has always been such delight to welcome back each spring.  Freckles grows in my wildflower garden. So far, he has not migrated any further.

Freckled violets are wild violets, native to eastern North America.  They produced lots of pearly white flowers with purple and deep blue spots or freckles.  They love the shade and are easy to grow-seeding freely in the garden and spreading quickly.  The flowers are edible.
 


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