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Green Violet
Hybanthus concolor

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor) Other common names: Eastern Green Violet

Other scientific names: Cubelium concolor, Solea concolor, Viola concolor

Family: Violet Family (Violaceae)

Group: Violets

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  Green/Brown;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Lifespan: Perennial.  

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 40    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 366   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: Uncommon.

Photographs: 110 photographs available, of which 10 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Green Violet flower. They are green and hang down under the leaves.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

The flowers are quite small in relation to the plant.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

There is only a faint resemblance to flowers of other Violets.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

An entire Green Violet plant.
The plants are quite large in comparison to other Violets.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Leaves of Green Violet.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Nice clump in a sunny patch in the forest in June.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Some plants in the woods.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Maturing seed pods.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Ripe seeds.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Open ripe seed pod. If you collect the unopened seed pods, beware: they will explode open when they dry, scattering the seeds far and wide!

Range map for Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)