Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1649

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bottomlands, on moist slopes, dry forests and clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Margins serrate
Leaf blade densely pubescent above only, sparsely so below and on petiole

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet/Reddish-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 hirsutula   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola hirsutula   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Viola hirsutula

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola hirsutula

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-007:
Viola hirsutula   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet


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image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vihi2_001_lhd

        

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25251b

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu76882

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu87391b

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

JK Marlow    jkm100514_076b

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Leaves silvery-downy with purple veins above, smooth and purplish beneath, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0346

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves ovate, silvery-pubescent upper and purplish-smooth lower, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0347

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Viola hirsutula, Southern Woodland Violet, Silvery Purple-leaf Violet, Southern Wood Violet

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0348

May    Greenville County    SC