Tis the season to get outside and sketch. It's also the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and a new stay at home order. The small size of my new sketchbook 6" x 6" is great for location sketching. Using a MICRON 05 pen, and a water brush filled with distilled water and a couple drops of india ink for grey tones. First image is from my back yard. I did not know what the flower was so I googled it.
When you google "small purple flowers in lawn" this is what comes up:
One of the most difficult weeds to control in the lawn is wild violet. This native plant may look cute and dainty, especially in the spring when it produces pretty purple flowers. But in reality it is an aggressive weed with an unusual flowering quirk that results in thick mats of leaves that can choke out your lawn. Aug. 29, 2013
When you google "wild violet native" this is what comes up:
Wild violets are beautiful when in bloom but as the temperatures warm up the flowers tend to wilt and die off by the heat of the summer. These flowers tend to start growing in shady areas and spread to sunnier locations should the conditions be favourable. This edible plant is not liked in many areas as it can take over a lawn. They freely self-seed to the point of being weedy in optimum growing conditions. In addition to being edible this plant has several medicinal properties as well.
Just found it interesting - first search: it's a bad weed vs second search: its an edible native plant.
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