Viola species 3 ["impostor"] . Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Borealiamericanae. 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