Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1931

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant caulescent
Foliage glabrous or glabrate

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola eriocarpa   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-020b:
Viola eriocarpa var. leiocarpa   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viola pensylvanica var. leiocarpa

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Viola pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Yellow Forest Violet