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Violet ID Unknown - HELP

Posted by johnsam z7/8 NC mtns ( on
Wed, Apr 7, 04 at 9:05

This si the first time I have seen a speckled violet! It grows wild here in Lake Lure, NC.

Does anyone know if this is identified anywhere? What is it?


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RE: Violet ID Unknown - HELP

I guess this sire won't show images so go to the listed site above.

Picture site

This is the pic site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Unknown violet

RE: Violet ID Unknown - HELP

The leaves look too thick and the flowers are not spotted enough to be 'Freckles'. I have a collection of violets and if you want to put a trade together I can probably ID it for you as I am a plant taxonomist.

RE: Violet ID Unknown - HELP

Viola sororia 'Freckles' does vary in its freckliness and hence overall blue/white bias. There's a 'Speckles' too. Your plant is in this spectrum. Unless you know a parentage (preferably vegetative) back to one or other, you can't categorically say it is either. Personally, I'd call it 'Freckles', but with awareness of being a little slack in my use of terminology.
(The leaves look OK to me, BTW.)

In passing, V. sororia cultivars are getting going rather nicely now in my (cold) greenhouse in the south of the UK. Confederate violet (f. priceana) is ahead of 'Freckles', and the red form is on longer flower stems than others, I know not why. No sign of 'Alice Witter' blooms yet; hmmm.

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