Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1643

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in rich cove forests, other rich mesic situations, such as floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent
Leaves glabrous or with some short stiff trichomes

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (with a yellow center, and tinged with violet beneath)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
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 (11/30/12):
Viola canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-021a:
Viola canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Violet, Tall White Violet