OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-006:
Viola villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet


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image of Viola villosa, Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and1

March    Anderson County    SC

The earliest flowering blue or violet-flowered species, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa, Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and2

March    Anderson County    SC

Leaves evergreen, often lying flat on the ground, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa, Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and4

March    Anderson County    SC

Leaves densely pubescent on both surfaces, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa, Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvillosa_and6

March    Anderson County    SC

An inconspicuous plant easily overlooked, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viola villosa, Southern Woolly Violet, Carolina Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu81070

December    Beaufort County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-006:
Viola villosa   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

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2359

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it in pocosin ecotones, other sites with moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

map
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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen/Tardily deciduous
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Margins crenate
Leaves densely pubescent on both surfaces

FLOWER:
Winter/SpringFall
Bluish/Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded, spurred occasionally
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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