Common Name: pansy, field (Johnnyjumpup violet)
Species: Viola rafinesquei Greene
Bayer Code: VIORA

Field pansy (Johnnyjumpup violet) is a winter annual with erect freely branched stems growing ½ to 5 inches tall. The leaves are borne alternately on the stem with prominent dissected stipules (basal appendages). Flowers are borne on prominent stalks from the upper nodes. Flower petals may be white with blue veins or entirely bluish to bluish-violet. They appear like a miniature common violet flower.
field pansy flower
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season winter annual weed 
Growth Habit upright OR prostrate, spreading 
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin serrated/toothed 
Leaf Hairs none 
Leaf/Leaflet Shape oval/egg-shaped/elliptical 
Leaf Width 1/2 - 1 inch OR 1 - 2 inchesbasal - 0.75 to 1.5" (19 - 38 mm); upper leaves 0.5" (13 mm)
Leaf Venation   
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type fibrous 
Flower Color blue/purple OR white OR yellow