Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
For the most current and comprehensive body of information regarding violets in our region, visit the new website Violets (Violaceae) of the Great Plains and Eastern North America.
Viola tenuipes is a new and likely controversial split, included in Weakley (2020), of V. tripartita. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Viola (Ballard [in prep])
INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 6 (2015)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 130-02-018b?:
Viola tripartita var. glaberrima FAMILY Violaceae
Southern Wedgeleaf Violet
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Viola (Ballard [in prep])
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 6
Habitat: Rich dry to dry-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon to rare
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Plant caulescent (with an obvious, leafy, above-ground stem). Leaves alternate
Margins of apical half of blade subentire
Stem & leaves minutely puberulent, hairs requiring magnification to see clearly
Lateral petals bearded
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