Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1640

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

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, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Margins finely crenate
Leaf blades mostly glabrous, with scattered hairs near the margin only

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Viola appalachiensis   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola appalachiensis   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Viola appalachiensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola walteri var. appalachiensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Violet, Henry's Violet


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image of Viola appalachiensis, Appalachian Violet, Henry's Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu56018

May    Macon County    NC

Stems rooting at nodes generating next year's plants (thus mat-forming), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola appalachiensis, Appalachian Violet, Henry's Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu56018b

May    Macon County    NC

Leaf blades with scattered hairs near the margin only, per Weakley's Flora.