Viola papilonacea

Common blue violet


Hooded Blue Violet, Meadow-violet

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Clumping and spreading
Propagation: Seed and rhizomes
Leaf Margin: Rounded teeth
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Heart-shaped
Leaf Arrangement:   One leaf per stem
Root Type: Branching rhizomes and coarse root system
Flower Color: Purple or blue



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: Bromoxynil, Carfentrazone, Fluroxypyr, Mesotrione, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

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