Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1654

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Look for it in dry rocky or sandy forests, woodlands, glades, and roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves glabrous

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Petals beardless
5 sepals
5 petals
5 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola pedata var. pedata   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola pedata   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-001:
Viola pedata   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Viola pedata var. lineariloba

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Viola pedata var. pedata

 

COMMON NAME:
Birdsfoot Violet