Viola lanceolata L.

Locations ofViola lanceolata L. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Viola lanceolata L.
Common Name
Lance-leaved Violet, Narrow-leaved Violet
Viola lanceolata L. var. lanceolata; Viola lanceolata L. ssp. lanceolata
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Viola lanceolata L. var. lanceolata
The map of this species probably includes some records of Viola vittata in southeastern Virginia. Until recently, the former has been widely treated as a var. of V. lanceolata. Their treatment as separate species follows Ballard, H.E., J.T. Kartesz, and M. Nishino. 2023. A taxonomic treatment of the Violets (Violaceae) of the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. Jour. Torrey Bot. Soc. 150(1): 3-266.
Bogs, depression swamps and ponds, interdune swales and ponds, wet clearings, and riverside pools. Infrequent in the Coastal Plain and mountains; rare in the Piedmont; may be numerous where found.
Native Status

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