Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1662

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

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

Common

Look for it in mesic forests and woodlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Leaves glabrous to slightly pubescent above

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes cord-like

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white (not tinted beneath)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded densely
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Viola striata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola striata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-022:
Viola striata   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Violet, Creamy Violet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vist3_001_lvd

        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu76908

April    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080421_052b

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Petals creamy-white; lateral petals densely bearded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm110402_330

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm140417_126

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Peduncles usually longer than the leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160421_390

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm160428_184

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm170413_555

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_striata

April        

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25220

May    Oconee County    SC

Basal and lower cauline leaves reniform to ovate. Upper lvs ovate to deltate, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu39438

May    Orange County    VA

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JK Marlow    jkm160516_781

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Stipules to 2cm long & 1cm broad, lanceolate, margins distinctly lacerate, per www.missouriplants.com.

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JK Marlow    jkm160516_785

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm160516_789

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola striata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_789c

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Viola striata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_791b

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Stipules lanceolate to 3cm long, foliaceous, pectinate and ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160727_407

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstriata_leefalls2b

Month Unknown    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Ivory-white flowers (not tinted on the back) with brownish-purple veins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.