Broadleaf Weed – Wild Violet

(Viola papilionacea)

Wild Violet – also referred to as Common Blue Violet, Meadow Violet,
Hooded Blue Violet, and Field Violet – is a perennial broadleaf weed. Viola papilionacea is often found in fields, meadows, low woods, shaded areas of lawns, ditches, waste areas, roadsides and railroads. Wild Violet thrives throughout North America, east of the Rocky Mountains.

Identifying Wild Violet -

Wild Violet is a low-growing, colony-forming perennial. It can be identified by its smooth, green heart-shaped leaves and typical violet-like flowers. The stems and leaves are completely hairless and the leaves arise from a basal crown.

Blooming from March through June (and sometimes a second time in October-November), Wild Violet features flowers with five petals that can be anywhere from white to deep purple in color. It is spread by short, stout, branching rhizomes.

Wild Violet Control -

Wild Violet can be a difficult weed to remove from a lawn or garden. The weed is often sold as groundcover for a garden or nursery but quickly spreads to lawns and turfgrass. Physical removal is ineffective for control as even a few remaining roots can lead to reestablishment.

Wild Violet

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Wild Violet in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include premium grass seeds and professional-grade fertilizers; our lawn service teams are made up of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Wild Violet control available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, fuller lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.