Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3441

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains (uncommon in SC)

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 (10/20/20):
Viola subsinuata var. subsinuata   FAMILY Violaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Viola subsinuata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola subsinuata

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Early Blue Violet, Wavyleaf Violet, Wood Violet


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image of Viola subsinuata var. subsinuata, Early Blue Violet, Wavyleaf Violet, Wood Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu10122

April    Elbert County    GA

image of Viola subsinuata var. subsinuata, Early Blue Violet, Wavyleaf Violet, Wood Violet

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 var. subsinuata, Early Blue Violet, Wavyleaf Violet, Wood Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu51879

May    Greenville County    SC

Table Rock Reservoir watershed

Many leaves have 9+ lobes, though the middle is almost always the widest, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.