Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Viola brittoniana Pollard. Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Borealiamericanae. Northern Coastal Violet, Coast Violet. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Moist to seasonally inundated sandy soils of fields, meadows, trail edges, and forest clearings adjacent to rivers and coastal marshes, also peaty river shores. Dist: MA to SC, along the coast.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, FNA6, K4, NE, Pa, Va, Ballard () (in prep), Gil-ad (1998), Gil-ad (1998), Haines (2001); = Viola brittoniana var. brittoniana – G, K1, K2, RAB; = Viola pedatifida ssp. brittoniana – McKinney & Russell (2002); < Viola palmata var. palmata – C

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie