Common Blue Violet, a.k.a Wild Violet (Viola papilionacea)
Most Common Location:
Patches grow in shady moist areas, drought tolerant when mature
Cultural Control Options:
Hand pulling or digging; must remove rhizome parts
Additional Weed Control Information:
Best time for applying herbicides is early spring or late summer into early fall when plants are actively growing; products containing the herbicide triclopyr are generally more effective.
May be a desirable ground cover in most, shady areas that are unsuitable for turf grasses.