Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1652

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bottomlands, lawns, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaf blade glabrous or essentially so, or with scattered pubescence

FLOWER:
Spring
Bluish/Violet/White
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola sororia   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola sororia   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-003/5b:
Viola papilionacea   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Viola palmata var. sororia

GREATER THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Viola papilionacea var. priceana

 

COMMON NAME:
Dooryard Violet, Confederate Violet, Common Blue Violet


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image of Viola sororia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vila7_001_lvd

        

image of Viola sororia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vipa5_001_lvd

        

image of Viola sororia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viso_001_lvd

        

image of Viola sororia

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25280

March    Jasper County    SC

image of Viola sororia

JK Marlow    jkm0403n_35

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Viola sororia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpapillionacea_and3

March    Anderson County    SC

Blue-violet flowers bearded with tufts of hairs on the lateral petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola sororia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpapillionacea_clems2

March    Pickens County    SC

Clemson University

Included in this is the familiar Confederate Violet, var. priceana, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola sororia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvsororia_sta1

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

image of Viola sororia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvsorroria_sta2

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

About V. palmata var. sororia, "Pubescent or at least the petioles pubescent", per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola sororia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvsorroria_sta3

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

image of Viola sororia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_sororia_4

March        

image of Viola sororia

Tim Spira    tpsvsororia2

April        

image of Viola sororia

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25281b

May    Laurens County    SC

Leaves more or less ovate or broadly heart-shaped, on long stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Viola sororia

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25282

May    Laurens County    SC

image of Viola sororia

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu30808

May    Charleston County