Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1657

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in mesic forests, often under Tsuga canadensis, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent
Leaves glabrous or with short stiff trichomes along the midrib above

FLOWER:
Spring
Pale blue-violet (with a dark eye)
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 rostrata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola rostrata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-023:
Viola rostrata   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Long-spurred Violet