April 23, 2014
Our grandkids love the wild violets (Viola papilionacea) growing in the narrow side yard to the east. I have to agree with them. Wild violets always bring a smile! We have quite a large patch of these little beauties. These hardy perennial wild flowers are low-growing with heart-shaped leaves, flowering in mid-May. They are spread through their dense fibrous root system (rhizomes). Wild violets are considered difficult to control due to aggressive grow and waxy broad eaves that are resistance to most common herbicides.