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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Viola tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Viola tripartita var. tripartita

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Viola tripartita

INCLUDED WITHIN Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola tripartita

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-018a:
Viola tripartita var. tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viola tripartita var. tripartita

 

COMMON NAME:
Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet


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image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_tripartita_4

March        

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu76813

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

JK Marlow    jkm0504q_25

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaves deeply divided into three divisions, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

JK Marlow    jkm0504q_29

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

JK Marlow    jkm090419_036b

April    Pickens County    SC

Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area

Leaves may be pubescent or glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

JK Marlow    jkm090419_036c

April    Pickens County    SC

Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area

Sepals 5-6.5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Keith Bradley    kab_viola_tripartita_1273

April    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_botg4

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_chauga1

April    Oconee County    SC

Chau-Ram County Park

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_chauga3

April    Oconee County    SC

Chau-Ram County Park

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_tripartita_3parted

April        

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_tripartita

April        

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25369

May    Abbeville County    SC

If leaves of V. tripartita are trifid, the segments may appear petiolate, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25374

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

JK Marlow    jkm060506_009

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

JK Marlow    jkm060506_125

May    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Capsule 9-12mm long, glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu49176

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_good

Month Unknown        

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_wadc1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Viola tripartita, Threepart Violet, Three-parted Yellow Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_wadc2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Viola tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Viola tripartita var. tripartita

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Viola tripartita

INCLUDED WITHIN Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola tripartita

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-018a:
Viola tripartita var. tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viola tripartita var. tripartita

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1664

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (an endemic)

Habitat: Moist slopes and bottomlands, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Margins serrate
Leaves glabrous or lightly pubescent

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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