Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1644

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

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

Uncommon (rare in GA, rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in moist alluvial woodlands and forests, seepage slopes, marl ravines, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Viola labradorica   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola labradorica   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-024:
Viola conspersa   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Dog-violet


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image of Viola labradorica

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

        

image of Viola labradorica

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

        

image of Viola labradorica

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

JK Marlow    jkm110402_333

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola labradorica

JK Marlow    jkm110402_336

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola labradorica

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

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.

image of Viola labradorica

JK Marlow    jkm160421_300

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola labradorica

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

JK Marlow    jkm170414_608

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola labradorica

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).

image of Viola labradorica

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

JK Marlow    jkm0405g_09

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola labradorica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvconspersa_ls1

May        

image of Viola labradorica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlabradorica_2

Month Unknown        

image of Viola labradorica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlabradorica_ls1

Month Unknown