Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1642

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in , northern red oak forests, cove forests, other mesic to submesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves pubescent above (at least on basal lobes) or below - or both, or glabrous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
Petals beardless
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola blanda   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola blanda var. blanda   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-014:
Viola blanda   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viola blanda

LESS THAN Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola blanda

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet White Violet


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JK Marlow    jkm0404r_36

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Leaves nearly circular, cordate at the base with a narrow sinus, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm0404y_09

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0504h_27

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Petioles and peduncles usually reddish-tinged, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm090412_190

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Basal lobes of the leaves often overlapping, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm100422_001

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm140412_941

April    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140417_128

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most common white Violet in the southern mountains, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm140417_128b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Upper petals oblong, twisted, and bent backward, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm160421_308

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola blanda

JK Marlow    jkm170414_611

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    s050414_a

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Viola blanda

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvblanda_pw1

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_blanda

May        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25933b

June    Oconee County    SC

Leaves nearly circular. Apex sharp-pointed. Base cordate with narrow sinus, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.