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

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

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
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.

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


Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
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