Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2358

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in swamp forests, wet bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaf blade glabrous, or with hairs confined to upper surface of basal lobes

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet (with conspicuous white centers)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Spurred and 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 (11/30/12):
Viola sororia var. missouriensis   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola affinis   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-004:
Viola affinis   FAMILY Violaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Viola missouriensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Viola affinis

 

COMMON NAME:
Thinleaf Violet, LeConte's Violet, Missouri Violet, Sand Violet


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image of Viola sororia var. missouriensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viaf2_001_lvd

        

image of Viola sororia var. missouriensis

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu45564

April    Calhoun County    SC

Earliest leaves reniform, widely deltate, to ovate; midseason leaves deltate, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).

image of Viola sororia var. missouriensis

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu81583

April    Mecklenburg County    NC

Most or all blades longer than broad, glabrous or glabrate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola sororia var. missouriensis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvaffinis_2

Month Unknown        

Varieties sororia & missouriensis are not yet clearly understood, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola sororia var. missouriensis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmviola_affinis

Month Unknown        

Similar to V sororia var sororia but leaves triangular & flowers pale violet, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.