Are these flowers or weeds

ncstockguy(Zone7 NC)April 3, 2010

I know there's a fine line between native wildflowers and weeds. But I am sure some of you know what these are. Small blue-white flowers have appeared at the edge of the lawn. Photo here:

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looks like one of our native violets. Could be a pale form of Viola missouriensis.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 1:38PM
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I have that too and someone suggested it is Viola sororia var. priceana.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 6:50PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

I agree with the above after double checking your location. Viola missouriensis is a midwestern species, although some consider it to be synonymous with V. sororia which has many varieties and synonyms.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 11:28PM
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They call them Johnny Jump Ups here. People posion them. I move them and watch them get huge. mine range from dark purple to white and a mix. I love to use them as a boarder around fences and trees.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 2:21AM
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