Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1647

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in NC

Look for it in dry soils, glades, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves conspicuously pubescent

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded, spurred occasionally
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 sagittata var. ovata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola sagittata var. ovata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-008:
Viola fimbriatula   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet


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image of Viola sagittata var. ovata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vifi_001_lvd

        

image of Viola sagittata var. ovata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25454

May    Bucks County    PA

Blade outline narrowly ovate to long-triangular, much longer than wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola sagittata var. ovata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfimbriatula_dch

May        

Petals bluish violet, usually white toward the base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola sagittata var. ovata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfimbriatula_richbal1

May        

image of Viola sagittata var. ovata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu37931

July    New London County    CT

Petioles distinctly shorter than blades, per Weakley's Flora.