Unidentified plant #326934 - Ask Extension


Unidentified plant #326934

Asked May 31, 2016, 7:25 AM EDT

I found this plant amidst bulbs of lenten roses when I was dividing them. Possibly a "weed." It has pearl-like nodules in the roots (about 1/4" diameter). Can you tell me what it is?

Montgomery County Maryland

Expert Response

This is wild violet, considered a very common lawn weed, but if you like it you can leave it.  It will spread prolifically in damp shady areas.

Here is our website information with several links: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/wild-violet


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