Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3431

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in depression ponds, Carolina bays, other wetlands lacking flowing water, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Plants glabrous to pubescent

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
Petals mostly beardless
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 (10/20/20):
Viola vittata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola lanceolata ssp. vittata   FAMILY Violaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Viola lanceolata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-016?:
Viola lanceolata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viola lanceolata var. vittata

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet


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image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu35133

March    Tyler County    MD

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu85882

April    Aiken County    SC

Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160415_071

April    Turner County    GA

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160415_075

April    Turner County    GA

Plant glabrous to pubescent (vs. var. lanceolata is glabrous), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160415_076

April    Turner County    GA

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

JK Marlow    jkm160416_339

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_lanceolata_vittata

April        

Leaves of variety "vittata" are erect and relatively long and slender, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

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).

image of Viola vittata, Strapleaf Violet, White Bog Violet, Southern Water Violet

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).