Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1656

Forb
Winter annual

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

Common

Look for it in pastures, on roadsides, other disturbed habitats, less commonly in dry rocky woodlands and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Leaves glabrous or with some short stiff trichomes

FLOWER:
Spring
Pale blue-violet with a cream center (or white with blue veins)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
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 (5/21/15):
Viola bicolor   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola bicolor   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-028:
Viola rafinesquii   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Viola rafinesquei

 

COMMON NAME:
Johnny-jump-up, Wild Pansy, Field Pansy