Viola pallens

Family (Traditional)Violaceae
Species:Viola pallens (Banks ex DC.) Brainerd
Common NameSmooth White Violet
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1; Stamen Number: 2; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: 0
C value 6
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Currently no photos are available for this plant.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Powell (KY), Wolfe (KY), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Jackson (TN), Lincoln (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, EKY, HTTU, UCHT, SWMT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 1998

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT019921 Hamilton Tennessee
Viola pallens
HTTU017032 Tennessee
Viola pallens
MTSU012296 Davidson Tennessee 06 Apr 1951 E. Strobel
Viola pallens
MTSU012295 Davidson Tennessee 12 Apr 1998 Richard McIntosh
Viola pallens
MTSU012292 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Mar 1986 Chuck Reynolds
Viola pallens
SWMT02192 Shelby Tennessee 20 Apr 1950 W. J. Lempleton
Viola pallens
31234100852498 Wolfe Kentucky 21 Jun 1987 R.C. Clark
Viola pallens
31234100852514 Powell Kentucky 30 Apr 1988 Ross C. Clark
Viola pallens
UCHT019919 Cumberland Tennessee
Viola pallens
MTSU012294 Lincoln Tennessee 12 Apr 1991 Beth Hinson
Viola pallens
UTM00982 Weakley Tennessee
Viola pallens
31234100852506 Powell Kentucky 14 Jul 1985 Murphy
Viola pallens
HTTU034527 Jackson Tennessee
Viola pallens
MTSU012291 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Mar 1986 Chuck Reynolds
Viola pallens
MTSU012293 Coffee Tennessee 22 Apr 1989 Stacey Bowman
Viola pallens
First Page Previous Page Next Page Last Page
Records per Page:

Plant Photos