Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


704

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in very nutrient-rich and mesic forests, especially over calcareous substrates such as limestone and dolomite, sometimes extending upslope into dry-mesic or even dry forests and woodlands when the soils are very basic, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cubelium concolor   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hybanthus concolor   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-01-001:
Hybanthus concolor   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cubelium concolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Green-violet


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image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cuco5_001_lvd

        

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm120330_240

March    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

A rather coarse, leafy-stemmed and usually hairy perennial to 3' tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm120330_245

March    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Flowers, about 0.2" [5mm] long, hang on drooping stalks from the leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm160323_080

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm160323_082

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

Diane Creaton    dmc090404_1461b

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm110416_801

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm110416_801b

April    Etowah County    AL

Sepals nearly equal, linear, 3-5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm110416_804

April    Etowah County    AL

The lower petal is slightly larger than the others, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm200409_3588

April    Greenville County    SC

A coarse plant up to 3' tall with alternate elliptic leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3685

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3692

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_concolor

April        

Small greenish flowers hang on short stalks from the axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hybanthus_concolor_2

April        

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm160628_132

June    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Leaves broadly elliptic to ovate-oblong with an abruptly acuminate tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm160818_590

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

JK Marlow    jkm160818_592

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Fruit shallowly lobed, oblong, 3-valved capsule, 0.6-0.8" [15-20mm] long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cubelium concolor, Green-violet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hybanthus_concolor

September        

Capsule 3-locular, loculicidal. Seeds ovoid to globose, ca. 4mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.