Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2203

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry to moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose-lavender
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oxalis violacea   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis violacea   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 100-01-003:
Oxalis violacea   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ionoxalis violacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Violet Wood-sorrel


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_iovi_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120325_836

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm120325_836b

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Sepals 4-7mm long, glabrous, each with an orange gland at the apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_166

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Flowering stalk erect, 4-8" long, much surpasing the leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_176

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_491

April    Carroll County    GA

Each leaf blade consists of 3 heart-shaped leaflets, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_493

April    Carroll County    GA

Leaves all basal & long-stalked, red-purple on the underside, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm120414_971

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaflets notched at the tip and tinged with purple on the backside, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_153

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_156

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4808_011

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_oxalis_violacea_2

April        

Flowers about 1/2" across, on leafless stems in umbelliform clusters, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm081102_103

November    Columbia County    GA

Late flowering plants are without foliage, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm081102_103b

November    Columbia County    GA

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoviolacea_glade2

Month Unknown