Yellow wood violet
Viola pubescens is a(n) perennial herb, which grows 10 cm to 30 cm in height. This species is commonly found at low to mid elevatoions in the central and northern Black Hills and the Bear Lodge Mts.; moist deciduous or mixed forests, often along streams. The leaves are long-petioled, stem leaves concentrated near top of stem; blades ovate and weakly to strongly cordate, or some rotund-ovate to reniform, rather coarsely but bluntly toothed; stipules ovate to lanceolate. Viola pubescens has yellow flowers that bloom from May to June.