Wild Violet

Wild Violet

Other Names: Viola sororia

Type: Perennial Broadleaf

Appearance: Wild Violet is a low-growing perennial with heart-shaped leaves and distinctive purple, white, or blue flowers. It forms dense patches in lawns, gardens, and natural areas.

Risk: Wild Violet can quickly establish itself, creating an uneven appearance in lawns. Its ability to spread through both seeds and rhizomes makes it a persistent and challenging weed.

Timing: Wild Violet becomes most noticeable in the spring when it produces its characteristic flowers. However, its leaves are present throughout the growing season.

Outlook: Due to its rhizomatous growth and prolific seed production, Wild Violet can be challenging to control. Effective management measures are crucial to prevent its spread.

How to Control Wild Violet

Managing this weed effectively requires a combination of preventative measures and quick treatment.


Take action before this weed appears on your lawn by following best lawn care practices, especially focusing on:

Early Detection: Actively monitor your lawn for signs of Wild Violet and address it promptly.

Proper Watering: Consistent and proper watering practices can help maintain the health of desirable grasses, making it less favorable for Wild Violet.


If you find this weed on your lawn, it’s best to take action immediately. Working with a lawn care professional is most effective, but you can also try these DIY options:

  • Selective Herbicides: Apply selective herbicides labeled for broadleaf weed control, targeting Wild Violet while preserving the health of the surrounding grass.
  • Manual Removal: In small infested areas, carefully hand-remove Wild Violet, ensuring thorough removal of rhizomes.

Green Image Lawn Care Knows All About Wild Violet

When dealing with wild violet issues, trust Green Image Lawn Care to bring their extensive experience in weed control. Our experts understand the nuances of wild violet management and employ human- and environmentally-friendly methods for effective control. Contact us today for personalized solutions tailored to your weed control needs.

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