Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
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Vola are among the few flowers that actually taste good, according to The Culinary Violet
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Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
English Violet, Sweet Violet
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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.
Waifs, persistent or weakly spreading from horticultural use
Habitat: Gardens, lawns, disturbed places, persistent or weakly spreading from horticultural use, per Weakley's Flora
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Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaves pubescent, some nearly glabrous
Blue/White/or variegated blue & white
Lateral petals bearded
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