Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3421

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on low ground, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Spurred and lateral petals bearded
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 (4/7/08):
Viola brittoniana var. pectinata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola brittoniana var. pectinata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-012b:
Viola brittoniana var. pectinata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viola pectinata

LESS THAN Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola pedatifida ssp. brittoniana

 

COMMON NAME:
northern coastal violet