Go to Midwest Weeds Home Page

Common Blue Violet

Viola sororia Willd.

Violaceae (Violet Family)

▲ seedling

▲ mature, non-flowering plant

▲▼ mature, flowering plants

▲ flower

▲ common blue violet may have white, blue/white, blue-spotted or magenta flower color

Common Blue Violet, Wild Violet:

         perennial, with underground, jointed crowns that may branch and spread slowly in the Violaceae (Violet) family

         heart-shaped, in-curved leaves with long petiole

         flowers in spring violet, white, blue or mixture

         prefers shady, fertile, adequately moist soils, but may grow in many conditions

         reproduces readily by seed

         violets more resistant to some selective postemergent herbicides than above broadleaves

Go to Midwest Weeds Home Page