Mountain Violet on the Trails – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 217

Yellow Mountain Viola

Yellow Mountain Viola along the trail

This is another wildflower we came across as we hiked along the Sentinel Dome/Taft Point trails. At first this Mountain Violet (Viola purpurea) may seem like just another fairly nondescript yellow flower, but when looking close, the dark lines along the bottom petals of the flower give it a bit of flair (see detail below).

Some of the leaves on this specimen seem a bit elongated which might be caused by weather or environment, i.e. amount of shade, etc.

Yellow Mountain Viola detail

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Meta Data – Day 217 YOY – Year of Yosemite

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Capture time: 1:00:52 PM
Capture date: June 9, 2016
Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f/18
Focal Length: 52mm
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