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Wild Violet

Viola papilionacea


Wild violet is a low-growing clumping (simple) perennial with a dense, fibrous root system and heart-shaped leaves that often cup toward the petiole to form a funnel shape. Wild violet is often considered difficult-to-control due to its aggressive growth, waxy leaves and resistance to most common herbicides. Wild violet is most often found in shaded, fertile sites and prefers moist soils. Flowers occurs in mid-May; usually violet colored, but can vary from deep-blue-violet to completely white. Plants spread by rhizomes and seed.

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Liz113 8 years ago

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GregMasteller 8 years ago

I agree DarleneKBoggs , Wild Violet it is.

DarleneKBoggs 8 years ago

Looks like a wild violet I have some in my yard that bloom in early Feb. & usually continue for only about 2 weeks. This year they got snowed on after blooming & it actually prolonged the bloom perion to almost 6 weeks! If they're violets, they should smell very sweet.

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Marion, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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