Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
For the most current and comprehensive body of information regarding violets in our region, visit the new website Violets (Violaceae) of the Great Plains and Eastern North America.
Read more about Northern Coastal Violet at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Test-drive A Teaching Key to Violets.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola pedatifida ssp. brittoniana
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Northern Coastal Violet, Coast Violet, Britton's Violet
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913 pnd_vipe9_001_lvd
[var. pectinata] has somewhat triangular leaves and large sharp basal teeth, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Bruce A. Sorrie bas_viola_brittoniana1
June Richmond County NC
Leaves typically cleft into 7-11 linear segments, middle one often wider, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.