Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3418

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, persistent or weakly spreading from horticultural use

Look for it in gardens, lawns, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves pubescent, some nearly glabrous

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Stoloniferous

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Blue/White/or variegated blue & white
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Winter/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 odorata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola odorata   FAMILY Violaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Violet, English Violet


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image of Viola odorata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viod_001_lvd

        

image of Viola odorata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu32723b

April    Wicomico County    MD

Leaves basal (and from stolons), 5-10, ascending to erect; petiole 2-17cm, per Flora of North America.