OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Viola labradorica   FAMILY Violaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola labradorica   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola labradorica

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-024:
Viola conspersa   FAMILY Violaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viola conspersa

 

COMMON NAME:
American Dog Violet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vico2_001_lvd

        

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vila10_001_lhd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404g_21b

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Closely related to V. rostrata, but with a shorter & broader spur, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm110402_333

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm110402_336

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm110402_343

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Spur 4-5mm long. Sepals 4-8mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160421_298

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Lateral petals bearded [vs. those of V. rostrata are beardless], per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160421_300

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160421_300b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Stipules eciliate to ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm170414_608

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25404

May    Sevier County    TN

Leaves reniform, ovate, to deltate, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu58412

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaf apices obtuse to acute. Leaf bases broadly cordate to cordate, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

JK Marlow    jkm0405g_09

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvconspersa_ls1

May        

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlabradorica_2

Month Unknown        

image of Viola labradorica, American Dog Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlabradorica_ls1

Month Unknown        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola labradorica   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola labradorica

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-024:
Viola conspersa   FAMILY Violaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viola conspersa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1644

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in GA, rare in NC Piedmont)

Habitat: Moist alluvial woodlands and forests, seepage slopes, marl ravines, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Margins crenate
Leaves glabrous to remotely pubescent above

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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