Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1660

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC)

Look for it in sandy pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Plants glabrous or glabrate

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Spurred and 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 septemloba   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola septemloba   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-011:
Viola septemloba   FAMILY Violaceae

(?) Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola septemloba ssp. septemloba

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Viola palmata var. palmata

 

COMMON NAME:
Cleft-leaved Violet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vise4_001_lvd

        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25359

March    Charleston County    SC

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25359b

March    Charleston County    SC

Early leaves ovate, rotund or cordate; mature leaves deeply lobed, per Weakley's Flora.

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25444b

March    Walton County    FL

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu85013

March    Beaufort County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_septemloba_4

March        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu44287b

April    Berkeley County    SC

image of Viola septemloba

JK Marlow    jkm060423_045

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Viola septemloba

JK Marlow    jkm090425_093

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu30806

May    Berkeley County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvseptemloba_steed

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Petals light to dark blue-violet. Lateral petals bearded, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu44764

July    Charleston County    SC