Wild Violet

Wild Violet (Difficult to Control)

(Viola papilionacea)

Description

Wild violet is a winter perennial, growing 2 to 5-inches tall. It can have a taproot or a wild violetfibrous root system, and also can produce rooting stolons and rhizomes. The leaves can vary but usually are heart shaped, on long petioles with scalloped to shallow rounded margins. The flowers of wild violet range from white to blue to purple and appear from March to June. Wild violet flowers are pansy-like with three lower petals and two lateral petals on long single flower stalks. Wild violet is found throughout the United States, except for the Rocky Mountains. Wild violets is more common where they are sold as ornamental ground covers.