Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3441

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rich, dry-mesic and dry upland forests, probably associated with mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Leaf blade pubescent

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 included stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola subsinuata   FAMILY Violaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola triloba var. dilatata   FAMILY Violaceae

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

GREATER THAN Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Viola palmata var. dilatata

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Violet, Wavy-leaved Violet


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image of Viola subsinuata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu10122

April    Elbert County    GA

image of Viola subsinuata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu40815

May    Pickens County    SC

All leaf blades deeply divided (early ones NOT ovate, rotund, or cordate), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola subsinuata

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu51879

May    Greenville County    SC

Table Rock Reservoir watershed