Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
For the most current and comprehensive body of information regarding violets in our region, visit the new website Violets (Violaceae) of the Great Plains and Eastern North America.
Read more about Southern Coastal Violet at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Test-drive A Teaching Key to Violets.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Viola (Ballard [in prep])
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
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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).