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 on serpentine barrens, in rich cove forests over mafic or ultramafic rocks (esp old roadbeds through coves), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent
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 (11/30/12):
Viola walteri var. appalachiensis   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola appalachiensis   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Violet, Henry's Violet