Viola villosa

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Viola villosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Violales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. villosa
Binomial name
Viola villosa
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Natural range of Viola villosa from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Carolina violet

Taxonomic notes





In the Coastal Plain in Florida and Georgia, V. villosa has been found in sandy soil in a semi-open area under oak and pine; upper slopes bordering a small stream; open pine woodlands; sandy loam under mature loblolly pines; sandy loam in short leaf pine (FSU Herbarium). It has been found in disturbed habitats such as centipede lawns, cemeteries, and roadsides. It is associated with Viola esculenta (FSU Herbarium).


It flowers and fruits February and March (FSU Herbarium).

Seed dispersal

Seed bank and germination

Fire ecology


Use by animals

Diseases and parasites

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Robert K. Godfrey, Angus Gholson, Gary R. Knight, Donnie Humphrey, Robert Kral, Kathleen Brady. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty, Madison. Georgia: Grady. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.