Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Viola blanda Willdenow. Section: Plagiostigma. Subsection: Stolonosae. Sweet White Violet. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Moist microsites in mesic forests on slopes and along streams, often under conifers (e.g., Tsuga), northern, or at higher elevations southwards. Dist: NH and QC west to MN and ne. ND, south to DE, MD, w. NC, n. GA, e. TN, OH, IN, IL, and e. IA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, G, S, Tn, Va, WV; = Viola blanda var. blanda – K1, K3, K4, NE, Ballard () (in prep), Haines (2001); < Viola blanda – C, FNA6, Pa, RAB, W, McKinney & Russell (2002), (also see V. incognita)

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