Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2360

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare in SC Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Plants glabrous

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
Petals mostly beardless
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 lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola lanceolata ssp. lanceolata   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-016:
Viola lanceolata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viola lanceolata

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Violet, Narrow-leaved Violet, White Bog Violet


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image of Viola lanceolata var. lanceolata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu80396

March    Beaufort County    SC

image of Viola lanceolata var. lanceolata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlanceolata_fb1

April        

Petals white, lower petal mostly veined with purple, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola lanceolata var. lanceolata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlanceolata_fb2

April        

image of Viola lanceolata var. lanceolata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlanceolata_halfway1

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaf blades lanceolate, < 8x long as wide; plant glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.