Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3419

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it on small blackwater streamsides and floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Foliage glabrous or glabrate

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet (with a white eye)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded, spurred petal glabrous
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 (5/21/15):
Viola edulis   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola Xesculenta [septemloba X triloba]   FAMILY Violaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-011?:
Viola septemloba   FAMILY Violaceae

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

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Viola palmata var. palmata

 

COMMON NAME:
Salad Violet


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image of Viola edulis

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu53750

April    Oconee County    SC

At least some plants in a population with trilobed leaves, per Weakley's Flora.