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.
Very similar to V. lanceolata, but with even narrower leaves -- strap-like to almost grass-like. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Flora of North America
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viola lanceolata var. vittata
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet
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Herbarium of Clemson University h_cu85882
April Aiken County SC
Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary
JK Marlow jkm160415_075
April Turner County GA
Plant glabrous to pubescent (vs. var. lanceolata is glabrous), per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_v_lanceolata_vittata
Leaves of variety "vittata" are erect and relatively long and slender, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.
Bruce A. Sorrie bas_vlanceolatavittat
May Richmond County NC
North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands
Leaf blades linear or narrowly lanceolate, > 10x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Keith Bradley kab_viola_lanceolata_5107
December Lee County FL
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve
Petals white, mostly beardless, per Violaceae of the Southeastern US. Castanea (McKinney & Russell, 2002).