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Violaceae / Violet
Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)
Downy Yellow Violet is also known as Smooth Yellow Violet. Formerly considered Viola eriocarpa.

Plant Type: This is a herbaceous plant, it is a perennial which can reach 30cm in height (12inches). Often much shorter.
Leaves: The leaves are alternate. They are toothed and cordate.
Flowers: The flowers are irregular in shape and are up to 2cm wide (0.75 inches). They are yellow. Blooms first appear in early spring and continue into late spring. The lower petal has brown markings near it's base.
Habitat: Fields and open woods
Range: Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains except the extreme south.

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Smooth Yellow Violet (V. pensylvanica) was considered a separate species. Now it is considerd only a variation of this species.

Similar Species: Other stemed violets with yellow flowers include Halberdleaf Yellow Violet, Viola hastata.

Roundleaf Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia) is stemless or has basal leaves only.

See: Violets, Viola



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More Info:  
The Search below may provide more information about this species. Some of URLs may have been used as a source for this page not otherwise cited. Most of the information not cited comes from multiple sources that can be found in the Books page. The USDA plant links are provided by: USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database (http://plants.usda.gov/). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. You can check species names at ITIS Advanced Search to see if they meet the current ITIS taxonomic criteria.
 

By: Newcomb, Lawrence and Illustrated by Morrison, Gordon. 1977, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN:0-316-60442-9

One of the best general guides to wildflowers of the North Eastern and North Central United States. Newcomb's key is an excellent, simple method for identifying plants. Newcomb has drawings for almost every plant mentioned that are excellent aids to identifying the species. Though only the more common plants are covered this is often the first book I pick up when trying to identify a wildflower.


Wildflo wers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
By: Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart and Thomas E. Hemmerly and David Duhl. , ISBN:1551054280

This is perhaps the best of many field guides covering this region. Featuring 446 excellent color photographs (located with the text) and mentioning as similar to those illustrated are another 800 or so species for a total coverage of over 1,200 species. The start of each family section includes line drawings of some of the species showing important features. The text includes the usual description, bloom season, range, habitat and additionally includes information such as medical uses and lore and how the species was named. This is the official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society.



Classification:  
Kingdom
Plantae
Plants
|Division
Magnoliophyta
Angiosperms / Flowering Plants
|Class
Magnoliopsida
Dicots / Two Seed Leaves
|Subclass
Dilleniidae
|Order
Violales
|Family
Violaceae
Violet
|Subfamily

|Tribe

|Genus
Viola
Violet

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