Saturday, October 15, 2016

Exciting Non-Political Post

Have you ever pulled a violet plant up at this time of year and noticed what look like little buds clustered near the crown of the root?  When I was cleaning out my square foot garden this morning I pulled out a violet plant and saw the cluster shown in 8387.  Then I saw an opened pod (8390) with no seeds, and I thought it might be a dried flower sepal.  Finally I cracked open one of the bud/pod-like structures and saw rows of tiny yellow seeds.  I love drawing as research.  


  1. Fun! Cleistogamous (closed-marriage) flowers of violets, one of the reasons they spread like crazy. Most people never see these.

    1. Susan! Thanks so much for this fascinating information! Stay tuned!