Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
For the most current and comprehensive body of information regarding violets in our region, visit the new website Violets (Violaceae) of the Great Plains and Eastern North America.
Vola are among the few flowers that actually taste good, according to The Culinary Violet
Read more about Viola at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Test-drive A Teaching Key to Violets.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viola kitaibeliana var. rafinesquii
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Johnny Jump-up, American Field Pansy, Wild Pansy
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Herbarium of Clemson University h_cu80646b
March Anderson County SC
Leaves rounded with long petioles (1-3cm); stipules large, cleft and lobed, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
JK Marlow jkm110319_063
March Pickens County SC
Sepals 3-6mm long, abruptly acute, shorter than the petals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Roxanna Martin rlm31911_112
March Spartanburg County SC
Flowers lavender to white with purple veins and a yellow center, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
JK Marlow jkm080405_014
April Greenville County SC
Leaves with very large, leafy, lobed stipules at their base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmvbicolor_leefalls1
April Oconee County SC
Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District