P1020266Viola primulifolia L.

Forb/herb; perennial

Native: L 48

Blooming:  March, April, May, white

Location:  Landing, Womack Creek Campground

Violets attract pollinators as butterflies.  Ants prefer the oily coating of the seeds, eating only the coating and discarding the seed.  This aids in seed dispersal since the removal of this coating allows more seeds to germinate.   This is what is called a mutualistic relationship.