Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Viola eriocarpa Schweinitz. Section: Chamaemelanium. Smooth Yellow Forest Violet. Phen: Mar-May Hab: Mesic forests and floodplain terraces of brownwater rivers. Dist: QC west to MB south to DE, MD, w. NC, GA, AL, AR, and OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = G, S; = Viola eriocarpa var. leiocarpa – RAB; = Viola pensylvanica – Va, WV; = Viola pubescens var. eriocarpa – Il; = Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula – FNA6, K1, NE, Pa, Tn, Ballard () (in prep), Haines (2001), McKinney & Russell (2002); > Viola pensylvanica var. leiocarpa – F; > Viola pensylvanica var. pensylvanica – F; < Viola pubescens – C, GrPl, GW2, K3, K4, Mo3, W; ? Viola pubescens var. eriocarpa – Tx

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Viola pensylvanica, The Pocket Natural Area, Pigeon Mountain, Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Walker County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming