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Viola species 3 ["impostor"] . Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Borealiamericanae. Impostor Violet. Phen: Mar–Apr. Hab: Sandy alluvium along streams and rivers, usually near the coast. Dist: Se. lower Atlantic Coastal Plain, se. VA to GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Recently detected as a relative of the Gulf Coast V. langloisii but distinct from it in flower, fruit and seed features; misidentified in collections as V. affinis or V. cucullata and likely more common over its range.

Synonymy: = Viola impostor ined. Burwell & H.E.Ballard – Ballard, Kartesz, & Nishino (2023); < Viola affinis Leconte – RAB; < Viola langloisii Greene; < Viola missouriensis Greene – FNA6

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)

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