Halberd-leaf Yellow Violet:
Along Banister River Near Markham

By William T. Hathaway

Halberd-leaf Yellow Violet (Viola hastata)

The Halberd-leaf Yellow Violet is infrequently found within Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Although commonly flowering in the Blue Ridge, its appearance locally is confined to the foothills (as far as I can determine) with only one site below the White Oak Mountain Range; this site is typically a dry deciduous woodland area along the Banister River near Markham in the county. Note that the violet is one of the stemmed species as shown by the arrow in my picture.

This color slide was dated May 1973.

(See also this photograph in larger format.)