Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1650

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it on brookbanks, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaf blade completely glabrous

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
Petals beardless
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 macloskeyi var. pallens   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola macloskeyi ssp. pallens   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-013:
Viola macloskeyi var. pallens   FAMILY Violaceae

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

LESS THAN Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola macloskeyi

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild White Violet, White Marsh Violet


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image of Viola macloskeyi var. pallens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vipa8_001_lvd

        

image of Viola macloskeyi var. pallens

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25414

April    Cherokee County    NC

image of Viola macloskeyi var. pallens

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25414b

April    Cherokee County    NC

Leaves orbicular to orbicular-ovate, 1-5cm long. Petioles 1-10cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola macloskeyi var. pallens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvmackloskeyipalle_bm1

May        

Petals white, lower petal mostly veined with purple. Petals beardless, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.