Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 41 taxa in the family Violaceae, Violet family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green-violet
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cubelium concolor   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hybanthus concolor   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hybanthus concolor 130-01-001   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in very nutrient-rich and mesic forests, especially over calcareous substrates such as limestone and dolomite, sometimes extending upslope into dry-mesic or even dry forests and woodlands when the soils are very basic

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Birdsfoot Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola pedata var. pedata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viola pedata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola pedata 130-02-001   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in dry rocky or sandy forests, woodlands, glades, and roadbanks

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Birdsfoot Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola pedata var. flabellata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viola pedata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola pedata 130-02-001?   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in dry to xeric longleaf pine sandhills

Uncommon in Carolinas, rare in GA (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola cucullata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola cucullata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola cucullata 130-02-002   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, seeps, margins of spring branches

Common in Mountains, uncommon Piedmont & GA Mtns, rare Coastal Plain & GA Pdmt

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dooryard Violet, Confederate Violet, Common Blue Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola sororia var. sororia   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Viola sororia   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola palmata var. sororia 130-02-003 & 005b   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in loam or clay soils in dry-mesic to wet-mesic forests, higher ground and terraces or borders of bottomlands, and lawns and other anthropogenically modified sites formerly with native vegetation

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Woodland Violet, Northern Blue Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola septentrionalis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola septentrionalis   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in moist woods, moist thickets

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: LeConte's Violet, Sand Violet, Thinleaf Violet, Missouri Violet
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Viola affinis   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viola affinis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola affinis 130-02-004   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, wet bottomlands

Common

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wood Violet, Early Blue Violet, Palmate-leaved Violet, Southern Three-lobed Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola palmata var. palmata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (PRO SP.) PLANTS National Database: Viola ×palmata [brittoniana or pedatifida × affinis or sororia]   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola palmata var. palmata 130-02-005a   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in drier to dry sandy, sandy loam in dry oak and oak-pine woods and dry to dry-mesic savannas and closed forests, on slopes and bluffs.

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Early Blue Violet, Wavyleaf Violet, Wood Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola subsinuata var. subsinuata   FAMILY: Violaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Viola triloba var. dilatata   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in rich, dry-mesic and dry upland forests, probably associated with mafic rocks

Common in Mountains (uncommon in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Three-lobed Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola palmata var. triloba   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola triloba var. triloba   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola palmata var. triloba 130-02-005c   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in drier to dry sandy, sandy loam in dry oak and oak-pine woods and dry to dry-mesic savannas and closed forests, on slopes and bluffs, ranging into somewhat moister substrates in forested situations, including drier microsites on stream and rivers terraces and borders of swamp

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola villosa   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola villosa   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola villosa 130-02-006   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in pocosin ecotones, other sites with moist soils

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola hirsutula   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola hirsutula   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola hirsutula 130-02-007   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, on moist slopes, dry forests and clearings

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola fimbriatula   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola sagittata var. ovata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola fimbriatula 130-02-008   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in somewhat acidic, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils in glades and prairie-like openings, or on slopes of oak forests

Uncommon in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Violet, Arrowhead Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola sagittata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola sagittata var. sagittata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola emarginata var. emarginata 130-02-010   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist forests and woodlands

Common (uncommon to rare south and west of SC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Coastal Violet, Cleft-leaved Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola septemloba   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola septemloba   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola septemloba 130-02-011   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other sandy pinelands and secondary habitats derived from them

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Salad Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola edulis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola ×esculenta [septemloba × triloba]   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola septemloba 130-02-011?   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in sandy to mucky alluvial soils of low terraces, floodplains and swamps along blackwater streams and rivers

Uncommon in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cedar Glade Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola egglestonii   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola egglestonii   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in calcareous barrens and glades, also in disturbed calcareous sites

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Coastal Violet, Coast Violet, Britton's Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola brittoniana   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola brittoniana var. brittoniana   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola brittoniana var. brittoniana 130-02-012a   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in moist to seasonally inundated sandy soils of fields, meadows, trail edges, and forest clearings adjacent to rivers and coastal marshes, also peaty river shores

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild White Violet, White Marsh Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola minuscula   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Viola macloskeyi ssp. pallens   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola macloskeyi var. pallens 130-02-013   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it on brookbanks, seepages

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA, uncommon elsewhere in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet White Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola blanda   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola blanda var. blanda   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola blanda 130-02-014   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in moist microsites in mesic forests on slopes and along streams, often under conifers (e.g., Tsuga), northern, or at higher elevations southwards

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Disguised White Violet, Largeleaf White Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola incognita   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola blanda var. palustriformis   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola blanda 130-02-014?   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in moist to wet forests

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Primrose-leaf Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola primulifolia   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola ×primulifolia [lanceolata × macloskeyi]   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola primulifolia 130-02-015   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, wet savannas, pocosins, sandhill streamhead ecotones, moist organic soils along small streams

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lanceleaf Violet, Narrow-leaved Violet, White Bog Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola lanceolata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola lanceolata ssp. lanceolata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola lanceolata 130-02-016   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, seepage slopes, pitcher plant seepage bogs, streamheads and their margins, small swamp forests, depression ponds, interdune swales and ponds, other wet habitats

Common in NC Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare in SC Coastal Plain & NC Mtns

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola vittata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola lanceolata ssp. vittata   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola lanceolata 130-02-016?   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in depression ponds, Carolina bays, other wetlands lacking flowing water

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Yellow Violet, Early Yellow Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola rotundifolia   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola rotundifolia   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola rotundifolia 130-02-017   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in rich coves

Common in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola tripartita   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viola tripartita   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola tripartita var. tripartita 130-02-018a   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes and in bottomlands, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola glaberrima   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viola tripartita   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola tripartita var. glaberrima 130-02-018b   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in rich mesic to wet-mesic forests on lower slopes and bottomlands, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Southern Wedgeleaf Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola tenuipes   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viola tripartita   FAMILY: Violaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola tripartita 130-02-018b?   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in rich dry to dry-mesic forests

Uncommon to rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Halberd-leaf Violet, Halberd-leaf Yellow Violet, Spearleaf Violet, Silverleaf Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola hastata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola hastata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola hastata 130-02-019   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in acidic coves, dry-mesic oak forests, bluff forests, bases of rock ledges

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola pubescens   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola pubescens var. pubescens   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola eriocarpa var. eriocarpa 130-02-020a   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in rich deciduous forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Yellow Forest Violet, Smooth Yellow Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola eriocarpa   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola eriocarpa var. leiocarpa 130-02-020b   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests and floodplain terraces of brownwater rivers

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, uncommon SC Mountains, rare in NC Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Violet, Tall White Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola canadensis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola canadensis var. canadensis 130-02-021a   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in rich cove forests, other rich mesic situations, such as floodplains

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Violet, Creamy Violet, Striped Cream Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola striata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola striata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola striata 130-02-022   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests and woodlands, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Longspur Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola rostrata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola rostrata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola rostrata 130-02-023   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in acidic cove forests, other mesic forests, often under Tsuga canadensis, but also in calcareous forests (as in n. AL)

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Dog Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola labradorica   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola labradorica   FAMILY: Violaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola conspersa 130-02-024   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in moist alluvial woodlands and forests, seepage slopes, marl ravines, hammocks

Uncommon (rare in GA, rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Walter's Violet, Prostrate Blue Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola walteri   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola walteri   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola walteri 130-02-025   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich woodlands and forests, dolomite bluffs and ledges especially on mafic or calcareous rocks to the north, sandy or rocky and often acidic soils in dry or dry-mesic forests southward

Uncommon (common in GA-SC Coastal Plain, rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Violet, Henry's Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola appalachiensis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola appalachiensis   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in moist loam on stream terraces in mesic forests, rich cove forests, and on mafic or ultramafic rocks especially in seepage, serpentine barrens

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Johnny Jump-up, Pansy
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola tricolor   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola tricolor   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola tricolor 130-02-026   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, garden borders, railroad rights-of-way. Commonly cultivated

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European Field Pansy
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola arvensis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola arvensis   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola arvensis 130-02-027   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, other disturbed habitats

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Johnny Jump-up, American Field Pansy, Wild Pansy
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola rafinesquei   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola bicolor   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viola rafinesquii 130-02-028   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in pastures, on roadsides, in lawns, other disturbed habitats, less commonly in dry rocky woodlands and barrens

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: English Violet, Sweet Violet
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viola odorata   FAMILY: Violaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viola odorata   FAMILY: Violaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, lawns, disturbed places

Waifs, persistent or weakly spreading from horticultural use

Non-native: Europe

 


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