Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1645

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon Piedmont & GA Mtns, rare Coastal Plain & GA Pdmt

Look for it in bogs, seeps, margins of spring branches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves glabrous or glabrate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale blue-violet (with a dark eye)
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 cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-002:
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vicu_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vicu_007_lvd

        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu53182

April    Rabun County    GA

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu53182b

April    Rabun County    GA

Leaves ovate, 4-10cm long, very nearly as wide as long, typically cordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola cucullata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu45391

May    Oconee County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap1

May    Watauga County    NC

Petals light blue or light blue-violet, with a dark eye (also with dark veins), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola cucullata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap2

May    Watauga County    NC

image of Viola cucullata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap3

May    Watauga County    NC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap4

May    Watauga County    NC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap4b

May    Watauga County    NC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap9

May    Watauga County    NC