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, Thinleaf Violet, LeConte's Violet, Missouri Violet, Sand Violet

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

        

image of Viola sororia var. missouriensis, Thinleaf Violet, LeConte's Violet, Missouri Violet, Sand Violet

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, Thinleaf Violet, LeConte's Violet, Missouri Violet, Sand Violet

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, Thinleaf Violet, LeConte's Violet, Missouri Violet, Sand Violet

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, Thinleaf Violet, LeConte's Violet, Missouri Violet, Sand Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmviola_affinis

Month Unknown        

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