Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Viola edulis Spach. Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Borealiamericanae. Salad Violet. Phen: Feb-May. Hab: Sandy to mucky alluvial soils of low terraces, floodplains and swamps along blackwater streams and rivers. Dist: Se. MD (Longbottom, Naczi, & Knapp 2016) south to e. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ballard () (in prep); = Viola esculenta – F, G, GW2, S, Va; = Viola palmata var. esculenta – K3; = Viola palmata var. heterophylla – FNA6, K4; < Viola palmata – WH3; < Viola palmata var. palmata – C; < Viola septemloba – RAB

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie