Viola pedata Linnaeus var. cuneatiloba (Brainerd ex Fernald) Ballard. Section: Nosphinium. Subsection: Pedatae. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Dry rocky or sandy forests, woodlands, glades, and roadbanks. Dist: Sw. NJ and se. PA to w. MD, south to wc. VA and se. WV.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Named as a forma by Fernald; the biternately to triternately dissected leaf blades are distinctive, and all confirmed records are restricted to Piedmont and n.-c. Appalachian forests. Needs a new combination as a variety.
Synonymy: < Viola pedata L. – Pa; < Viola pedata L. var. pedata – FNA6, K4