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Violet (Viola arvensis) is a winter annual that germinates in late summer to early autumn. Other common names include: field violet, wild pansy, field pansy, hearts-ease, and European field-pansy. Leaves are arranged alternately on stems. Flowers range in color from light yellow to yellow with purple petals. 

Violet growth habit (Strang, UKY)Violet growth habit.

(Photo: John Strang, University of Kentucky)

Violet flower (Strang, UKY)Violet flower.

(Photo: John Strang, University of Kentucky)



  • A limited number of pre-emergent herbicides are effective. Apply a labeled pre-emergence herbicide in August.


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