Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2359

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it in pocosin ecotones, other sites with moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen/Tardily deciduous
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves densely pubescent on both surfaces

FLOWER:
Spring
Bluish/Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded, spurred occasionally
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 villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-006:
Viola villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Woolly Violet


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image of Viola villosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and1

March    Anderson County    SC

The earliest flowering blue or violet-flowered species, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and2

March    Anderson County    SC

Leaves evergreen, often lying flat on the ground, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and4

March    Anderson County    SC

Leaves densely pubescent on both surfaces, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and6

March    Anderson County    SC

An inconspicuous plant easily overlooked, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu81070

December    Beaufort County    SC