Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1658

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in rich coves, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
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 (11/30/12):
Viola rotundifolia   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola rotundifolia   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-017:
Viola rotundifolia   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Round-leaf Yellow Violet, Early Yellow Violet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viro2_001_lvd

        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvrotundifolia_wad3

March    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

This starts to bloom just as its leaves are beginning to unfold, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Viola rotundifolia

Steve Marlow    snm100327_r111_09

March    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Petals yellow, some with purple veins. Lateral petals bearded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola rotundifolia

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu52476

April    Oconee County    SC

Chattooga River Trail

image of Viola rotundifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0404h_07

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Viola rotundifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0404l_02

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm100402_051

April    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Viola rotundifolia

JK Marlow    jkm100402_093

April    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Viola rotundifolia

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25902

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaf blades rotund, per Weakley's Flora.

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu51310

May    Greenville County    SC

Table Rock Reservoir watershed

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JK Marlow    jkm100730_264

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_221

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves expand into summer, becoming broadly ovate and lying almost flat, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.