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Hybanthus concolor (Eastern greenviolet)
Cressler, Alan

Hybanthus concolor

Hybanthus concolor (T.F. Forst.) Spreng.

Eastern Greenviolet, Green Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Synonym(s): Cubelium concolor, Viola concolor

USDA Symbol: HYCO6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Greenish, drooping, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in groups of 1-3 on short recurved stalks rising in leaf axils.

This species, the only member of the genus in the East, only vaguely resembles other violets, but its five united stamens and club-like pistil are characteristic of the family. The genus name is from the Greek hybos ("hump-backed") and anthos ("flower") and probably refers to the drooping flowers. The species name means "of one color," reflecting the green of both the sepals and petals.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Distribution: Ontario; Michigan east to Vermont, south to Florida, west to Mississippi and Oklahoma, and north to Kansas and Iowa.
Native Habitat: Rich woods and ravines.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hybanthus concolor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hybanthus concolor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hybanthus concolor


Record Modified: 2014-07-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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