Weed Watch
Wild Violet. Photo: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Wild Violet
Viola papilionacea

Most wild violets have small pansylike flowers that feature five blue-violet, lilac or sometimes white petals. This weed is typically found in cool, shady, moist and fertile soil throughout northern regions of the U.S. Wild violet has heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges, which are often cupped toward the petiole to form a funnel shape. It grows in bunches, reaching a height of two to five inches.

Wild violet is difficult to control because of its aggressive growth and resistance to many herbicides. Apply a postemergence broadleaf herbicide as soon as violets reach the two-leaf stage of growth. The best control is provided by a herbicide containing triclopyr, either alone or in two- and three-way combinations, such as Turflon® Ester Ultra specialty herbicide. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, now has Turflon Ester Ultra available in a one-gallon package with a recommended use rate of 2 pts/A. on tough-to-control weeds, like wild violet.

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This issue of Weed Watch was produced by North Coast Media's content marketing staff in collaboration with Dow AgroSciences. The series features key weeds, along with identification tips, control tips and product recommendations.

Photos: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont