Violet, Blue, Purple Wildflowers New Jersey

Birdfoot Violet Viola pedata pink lilac lavendar

 

Violet

 

Venus-Looking-Glass Specularia perfoliata

 

Tall Bellflower Campanula americana flowers are 5 lobed and flat. They are not bell-shaped like other bellflowers. The style is long, curving, and protruding. Blue

 

Thread-leaved Sundew Drosera filiformis gets its name from its long, erect, thread-like leaves. When an insect becomes stuck to it’s sticky leaves, the leaf slowly digests it. pinkish purple

 

Thread-leaved Sundew Drosera filiformis gets its name from its long, erect, thread-like leaves. When an insect becomes stuck to it’s sticky leaves, the leaf slowly digests it. pinkish purple

 

Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana There is also a white variety.

 

Persian Speedwell Veronica persicaiolet blue flowers, purple

 

Purple Deadnettle Lamium purpureum The purple deadnettle has distinctive pink flowers. Purple or red is the colour of the upper leaves. An invasive species pink

 

Pickerelweed Pontederia cordata grows in shallow water. violet , blue

 

Periwinkle, also called Myrtle Vinca minor a creeping ground cover, has petals that form a pinwheel effect and a star in the center. violet purple

 

Periwinkle, also called Myrtle Vinca minor a creeping ground cover, has petals that form a pinwheel effect and a star in the center. violet purple

 

Passionflower : Maypop Passiflora incarnata, commonly known as maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine, is a fast-growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. The fruit of the passionflower is often the size of a hen’s egg. The core is packed with seeds, but the edible flesh is delicious.

 

Bitter Sweet Nightshade Solanum dulcamara The egg-shaped red berries from this weak vine are toxic. purple flowers, red berries

 

Square-Stemmed Monkeyflower Mimulus ringens The flowers of the blue to purple Monkeyflower rise on long stalks in the leaf axis.

 

Heal-all : Self-Heal Prunella vulgaris The hooded flowers have a fringed lower lip. blue flowers, purple

 

Pointed Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium Small blue or violet flowers on grasslike plants.The flower petals come to a point and the center is yellow. Blue

 

A tea made from Gill Over the Ground Glechoma hederacea by covering a 1/4 cup of the fresh leaves in a cup with boiling water. Keep it covered a few minutes, then sweeten. High in Vitamin C purple lavender blue

 

Pine Barren Gentian Gentiana autumnalis blue

 

Dayflower Commelina communis

 

Cow Vetch Vicia cracca Spikes of flowers on one side. There is a pair of tendrils at the end of the leafstalk.

 

Chicory Cichorium intybus has square-tipped, fringed blue rays. The root can be slowly roasted in an oven, ground and used as a coffee substitute. The very young leaves can be added to a salad.

 

Bugleweed Ajuga reptans has hairy stems. It may remind one of mint but is not recommended as an edible.

 

Blue Toadflax : Old Field Toadflax Linaria canadensis grows in sandy soil and fields, has blue to violet flowers with two whitish humps on lower lobe.

 

Blue Toadflax : Old Field Toadflax Linaria canadensis grows in sandy soil and fields, has blue to violet flowers with two whitish humps on lower lobe.

 

Blue Flag Iris versicolor is a clump-forming iris that is native to marshes, swamps, wet meadows, ditches and shorelines. It is a marginal aquatic plant that forms a clump of narrow, arching-to-erect, sword-shaped, blue-green leaves

 

Bergamot Monarda fistulosa The leaves seeped in hot water can be made into a mint tea. violet

 

Tall Bellflower Campanula americana flowers are 5 lobed and flat. They are not bell-shaped like other bellflowers. The style is long, curving, and protruding. Blue

 

Bachelors-Button Centaurea cyanusis is usually bright blue but can also be pink or white.

 

Skunk Cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus As the name implies, it smells, but is edible if properly prepared over the long term. The leaves appear after the flower.  green brown purple

 

Stiff Aster : Flax-Leaved Aster Aster lineariifolius Stiff, leafy stalk is terminated by several flower heads with blue ray flowers and yellow center disk flowers that turn bronzy. Numerous short stems form a mound of flowers in colors ranging from deepest lavender to pinks and whites.

 

Money Plant : Silver Dollar Plant Lunaria annua An introduced species. violet, blue flowers

 

Lupine Lupinus perennis

 

Spotted Knapweed Centaurea maculosa flowers are pink, purple, or white

 

Crown Vetch Coronilla varia Pink white

 

Hog Peanut Amphicarpa bracteata seeds are produced above and below ground. lilac, pink, red

 

Aster