Viola lovelliana Brainerd. Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Borealiamericanae. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Dry sandy soils under oak-pine woodlands and forested bluffs. Dist: S. and w. AR to c. OK, south to se. LA and s.-c. TX (reports outside this region are misidentifications).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: A distinctive member of the Viola palmata group with puberulent foliage, eciliate calyx and less deeply divided leaf blades, frequently misidentified as V. palmata var. palmata; regionally endemic to the w. Gulf Region and adjacent areas.
Synonymy: = Tx; = Viola ×lovelliana Brainerd – K4; < Viola palmata L. var. palmata – FNA6