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
Margins crenate-serrate
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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet


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image of Viola pubescens, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

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

        

image of Viola pubescens, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

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, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpubescens_gsmnp2

April        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Viola pubescens, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_pubescens_2

April        

image of Viola pubescens, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu32572

May    Montgomery County    MD

image of Viola pubescens, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

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, Downy Yellow Violet, Hairy Yellow Forest Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpubescens_covefgsn

Month Unknown        

Foliage densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.