Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Viola sororia Willdenow var. sororia . Common Blue Violet. Phen: Feb-May. Hab: Loam or clay soils in dry-mesic to wet-mesic forests, higher ground and terraces or borders of bottomlands, and lawns and other anthropogenically modified sites formerly with native vegetation. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MB, south to s. FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, McKinney & Russell (2002); = Viola sororia – GrPl, K3, NcTx, NE, Va, W, Ballard () (in prep), Gil-ad (1998); > Viola palmata var. sororia – RAB; > Viola papilionacea – F, RAB, S, WV, misapplied; > Viola papilionacea var. papilionacea – G, misapplied; > Viola papilionacea var. priceana – G, misapplied; > Viola priceana – S; < Viola sororia – C, FNA6, K4, Mo3, Tn, Tx, WH3, Haines (2001); > Viola sororia – F, G, Il, K1, Pa, S

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