Viola species 5 ["Gulf Coastal Plain edulis"] . Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Borealiamericanae. Phen: (Jan) Feb-Mar. Hab: Moist loamy soils of floodplains, swamps and hammocks. Dist: Confirmed in FL, s. GA and s. AL; the range of this recently detected new species is currently being reinterpreted and is probably broader than presented here.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The Viola edulis complex consists of multiple distinct evolutionary species presently under study, the present taxon being one of them.
Synonymy: < Viola edulis Spach; < Viola palmata L. – Fl2; < Viola palmata L. var. heterophylla – FNA6, K4