Need some help identifying this woodland flower. Growing in my yard in Seattle.
Appears to have opposite leaves, which would be very unlike viola.
I can't see the flower clearly from the photos...
Do the flowers have 4 petals?
A legible display showing the phyllotaxy and number of petals would solve all doubts about the identity of the species.
If the plant displayed is Viola blanda,
Identification: Leaves basal and flowers located on separate stalks. Flowers white with 5 petals, fragrant, and with upper petals twisted at the apices. Leaves ovate to heart-shaped, basal indentation between leaf blade and leaf stalk narrow and deep.
If not, may be something else
I considered that as well, suse!
Clearer photos would help, but I think that it is highly likely.
This message was edited Apr 5, 2014 11:33 AM
Cruciform polypetalous corolla with four petals - Typical of Brassicaceae
No doubt this is Lunaria annua alba unknown in India