Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Viola canadensis Linnaeus. Section: Chamaemelanium. Tall White Violet. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Rich cove forests, other rich mesic situations, such as floodplains. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) to ON, south to GA, AL, TN, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, G, S; = Viola canadensis var. canadensis – Ar, C, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, NE, Va, Ballard () (in prep), Haines (2001); < Viola canadensis – Mi, Pa, Tn, W, McKinney & Russell (2002); > Viola canadensis var. canadensis – RAB; > Viola canadensis var. rugulosa – RAB, misapplied as to plants in our area

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Edwin Bridges