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Viola odorata

Sweet Violet


How it fits in with the rest of the group

     Viola odorata is a Latin scientific name for The Sweet Violet.  In English, Viola odorata means a widely naturalized European violet typically having purple or white flowers.  

Domain – Eukarya © Amadej Trnkoczy

o        They are multicellular  organisms with membrane bound

Kingdom – Plantae

o       They are autotrophic which means they have
       chlorophyll.  They are also photosynthetic and have cell walls made of cellulose.

Subkingdom – Tracheobionta

o      They have vascular tissues and also undergo alternation
       of generations with dominant sporophyte.

Superdivision – Spermatophyta

o       They have seeds.

Phylum – Anthophyta

o       They undergo double fertilization.

Class – Magnoliopsida

o       They are dicots meaning they have two cotyledons. 
      The f
lower parts are in four or fives and leaf venation is usually netlike.

Subclass – Dilleniidae

o       Their stamens, when numerous, are initiated in centrifugal

Order – Violales

o       They have a uniocular, compound ovary with mostly parietal

Family – Violaceae

o       The flowers are asymmetrical, having five separate sepals, five separate petals, five
      stamens that usually have the filaments fused in a ring around the ovary, and a three
      celled compound pistil with a superior ovary

GenusViola L.

o       They have large, hairy, heart-shaped leaves.

SpeciesViola odorata

o       The flowers have a sweet scent.

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Phylogenetic Tree created by Katie Tacke


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