OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-002:
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viola cucullata

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet


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image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vicu_001_lvd

        

image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vicu_007_lvd

        

image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu53182

April    Rabun County    GA

image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu53182b

April    Rabun County    GA

Leaves ovate, 4-10cm long, very nearly as wide as long, typically cordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu45391

May    Oconee County    SC

image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcucullata_deepgap1

May    Watauga County    NC

Petals light blue or light blue-violet, with a dark eye (also with dark veins), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viola cucullata, Blue Marsh Violet, Bog Violet

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_viola_cucullata2e _ma

May?        MA

Note height of flowers above leaves and "pansy face" coloring of corolla, per Bruce Sorrie.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-002:
Viola cucullata   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viola cucullata

 

Find by scientific name:

1645

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains, uncommon Piedmont & GA Mtns, rare Coastal Plain & GA Pdmt

Look for it in bogs, seeps, margins of spring branches, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Margins shallowly crenate
Leaves glabrous or glabrate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale blue-violet (with a dark eye)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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