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Wild Violet (P) — Viola papilionacea — Family: Violaceae — Violet

© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
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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.