Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3419

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Carolinas, rare in GA

Look for it in sandy to mucky alluvial soils of low terraces, floodplains and swamps along blackwater streams and rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)
Foliage glabrous or glabrate

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet (with a white eye)
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded, spurred petal glabrous
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola ×esculenta [septemloba × triloba]   FAMILY Violaceae

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

(?) Flora of North America
Viola palmata var. heterophylla

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Viola palmata var. esculenta

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-011?:
Viola septemloba   FAMILY Violaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Salad Violet


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image of Viola edulis, Salad Violet

Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu53750

April    Oconee County    SC