Viola species 1 ["tenuisecta"] . Shale Barren Violet. Phen: Apr; May (chasm.), May-Aug (cleist.). Hab: Dry to seasonally moist less acidic sandy soils and rock outcrops in shaded microsites in and around shale barrens. Dist: Endemic to shale barrens slopes of Alleghany and Bath Counties in w. VA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: < Viola pedatifida – FNA6, K2, K4, Va