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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola septemloba ssp. septemloba
Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Viola palmata var. palmata
Southern Coastal Violet, Cleft-leaved Violet
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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.
Herbarium of Clemson University h_cu25444b
March Walton County FL
Flowering stalks to about 6" tall, topped by a large 1.5" flower, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Herbarium of Clemson University h_cu44287b
April Berkeley County SC
Blades and petioles mostly glabrous, unlike the similar-looking V. palmata, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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).