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 somewhat acidic, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils in glades and prairie-like openings, or on slopes of oak forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Margins crenate (lower few teeth often large & the leaf appearing lobed)
Leaves conspicuously pubescent (rarely glabrous)

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 (10/20/20):
Viola fimbriatula   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Viola sagittata var. ovata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola sagittata var. ovata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Viola sagittata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-008:
Viola fimbriatula   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet


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image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7988

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7989

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7992

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7993

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Petioles, leaf lower surfaces, and peduncles ± hirtellous (rarely glabrous), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25454

May    Bucks County    PA

Leaves are often angled upward, blades lanceolate, with convex margins, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfimbriatula_dch

May        

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

image of Viola fimbriatula, Ovate-leaf Violet, Downy Violet, Sand Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu37931

July    New London County    CT

Lvs elliptical, oblong, to oblong-ovate (rarely lanceolate), longer than broad, per Weakley's Flora.