After some googling, I'm guessing Canadian violet. Anyone?
Why don't you consult a Master Gardener?(Which I am not)Mom
Canadian violet. For a second there I thought it might be a uniquely colored pink & white lady slipper, but it looks like that's a flat petal at the bottom, not a little puff petal.
Yes, definitely a Canadian violet. Very pretty! --Ethelred
Thanks for the confirmation, Master Gardner!Liz, you're right, it's very much a flat petal. I wish I had taken the picture in the daytime, instead of at dusk; it looks a little dim.
Because I happen to be working on a project about native plants, I know that's a lance-leaved violet (Canadian Violet is its common name).
The link to Maia's blog doesn't work. Congratulations on the camera. Super fun.