Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1646

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Look for it in rich deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Folliage densely pubescent

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
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 (5/21/15):
Viola pubescens   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-020a:
Viola eriocarpa var. eriocarpa   FAMILY Violaceae

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

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Viola pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Yellow Forest Violet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vier3_001_lvd

        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25406

April    Cherokee County    NC

One leafy stem, bearing flowers in the axils, and 0-2 basal leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola pubescens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpubescens_gsmnp2

April        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola pubescens

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_pubescens_2

April        

image of Viola pubescens

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu32572

May    Montgomery County    MD

image of Viola pubescens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpubescens_pw1

May        

Petals yellow, some with purple veins. Lateral petals bearded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola pubescens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpubescens_covefgsn

Month Unknown        

Foliage densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.