Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Test-drive A Teaching Key to Violets.
Vola are among the few flowers that actually taste good, according to The Culinary Violet
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Viola papilionacea var. priceana
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Viola palmata var. sororia
Dooryard Violet, Confederate Violet, Common Blue Violet
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmvpapillionacea_and3
March Anderson County SC
Blue-violet flowers bearded with tufts of hairs on the lateral petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmvpapillionacea_clems2
March Pickens County SC
Included in this entity is the familiar Confederate Violet, var. priceana, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmvsorroria_sta2
March Oconee County SC
Oconee Station/Station Cove
About V. palmata var. sororia, "Pubescent or at least the petioles pubescent", per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Keith Bradley kab_viola_sororia_0652
April Transylvania County NC
Leaves more or less ovate or broadly heart-shaped, on long stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.