Hybanthus concolor (T.F. Forst.) Spreng.
Eastern Greenviolet, Green Violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
Synonym(s): Cubelium concolor, Viola concolor
USDA Symbol: HYCO6
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: 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
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hybanthus concolor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hybanthus concolor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hybanthus concolor
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-29
Research By: TWC Staff