Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1664

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

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

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it on moist slopes and in bottomlands, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola tripartita var. tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola tripartita   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Three-parted Yellow Violet, Three-parted Violet


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image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_tripartita_4

March        

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu76813

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

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 var. tripartita

JK Marlow    jkm0504q_29

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

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 var. tripartita

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 var. tripartita

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_botg4

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_chauga1

April    Oconee County    SC

Chau-Ram County Park

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

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_chauga3

April    Oconee County    SC

Chau-Ram County Park

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_tripartita_3parted

April        

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_viola_tripartita

April        

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

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 var. tripartita

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu25374

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

JK Marlow    jkm060506_009

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

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 var. tripartita

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu49176

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_good

Month Unknown        

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_wadc1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Viola tripartita var. tripartita

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtripartita_wadc2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges