Wild violets (Viola papilionacea) are winter annual or perennial weeds that often grow in clumps. The plants form rhizomes that support heart-shaped leaves. The flowers of wild violet have five petals and are usually purple, but can also be white or yellow. The flowers usually appear in early spring and summer, and the plants are most often found in shady habitats.
WIld violets are often found in shady locations. They are capable of living more than two years. Proper turf maintenance is the key to control of this weed. First, select adapted turfgrass cultivars for your area and then properly fertilize, mow, and water to encourage dense growth.
- GROWTH SEASON / LIFE CYCLE
- winter annual or perennial weed
- GROWTH HABIT
- LEAFLET NUMBER
- LEAF MARGIN
- serrated / toothed
- LEAF HAIRS
- LEAF / LEAFLET SHAPE
- LEAF WIDTH
- 1⁄2 inch (13 mm) to more than 2 inches (50 mm) wide
- LEAF VENATION
- LEAF ARRANGEMENT
- ROOT TYPE
- FLOWER COLOR
Publication date: Nov. 29, 2017
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