|North Carolina wild violets,|
Copyright 2015 by Helen A Lockey
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service website, there are over 230 listings for violet. All are edible although some taste better than others.
I found some growing, on the side of a forest path, near Charlotte, North Carolina, back in April of this year. They were small in height with big, smooth, heart shaped green leaves and deep purple colored flowers.
They had a lovely, light greens flavor, with a touch of floral essence.