Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Eggleston's Violet
Viola septemloba var. egglestonii
Family: Violaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3

Calcareous barrens, glades and dry prairies associated with silurean and Mississippian limestones.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Mid March to late April.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The first basal leaves of Eggleston's violet are not lobed or divided, which makes them different from the rest of the basal leaves, the mid-season leaves, since they have 5-9 narrow divisions. These early leaves are deltoid in shape not cordate.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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