Common Name: violet, wild
Species: Viola spp. 
Bayer Code: VIOSS

Wild violets 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.
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season winter annual weed OR perennial weed 
Growth Habit rosette 
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin serrated/toothed 
Leaf Hairs none 
Leaf/Leaflet Shape heart/kidney/spade OR linear/oblong 
Leaf Width  1/2 inch (13 mm) to more than 2 inches (50 mm) wide
Leaf Venation palmate 
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type fibrousnote also the rhizomes associated with this plant
Flower Color blue/purple OR white OR yellowusually purple; sometimes white or yellow