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Halberdleaf Yellow Violet, Halberd Leaf Yellow Violet - Viola hastata

Family: Violaceae - Violet family Genus Common Name: Violet Native Status: NativeHerb
Viola hastata - Halberdleaf Yellow Violet, Halberd Leaf Yellow Violet. The leaves of Halberleaf Yellow Violet are more or less arrowhead shaped, similar to that of a the working end of a halberd.

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Viola hastata

Distribution of Viola hastata in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness, Hamilton County, TN Date: 2016-March-16Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
Viola hastata is one of the caulescent (leaves on the flowering stem) violets. The leaves have cordate or hastate bases, and are normally variegated. The yellow blossoms have purplish nectar lines and are bearded on the lateral lobes.
Viola hastata

Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2010-May-02Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
The hastate (arrowhead shaped) leaves of Viola hastata give it the species epithet.
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Viola hastata

Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2004-May-08Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Halberdleaf Yellow Violet
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Viola hastata

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