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41b. Viola palmata Linnaeus var. heterophylla Elliott, Sketch. Bot. S. Carolina. 1: 300. 1817.

Salad violet Salad violet

Viola esculenta Elliott ex Greene

Plants usually glabrous, rarely pubescent. Leaves 3–5-lobed, middle lobes ovate, widely ovate, or elliptic to widely obovate, apex rounded, blunt, or obtuse.

Flowering Mar–Jun. Blackwater floodplains and other wet ground along streams, swamps; 0–100 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.

L. E. McKinney (1992) did not recognize var. heterophylla; D. B. Ward (2006) provided convincing evidence to recognize it, but he chose to do so as var. esculenta (Elliott ex Greene) D. B. Ward, an illegitimate name.


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