The wood violet (Viola glabella) belongs to Violaceae (the Violet family). It is a perennial herb that is native to northeastern Asia and northwestern North America. This herb grows usually in moist woods or along streams, and it can reach about 50 cm in height. The leaves are dark green, shiny, and heart-shaped with sharply pointed tips. The flowers are yellow, three lower petals with dark purple nectar guides, lateral pair white bearded, and bloom from March to July. The plant dies back completely to its roots during fall.