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Are these flowers or weeds

Posted by ncstockguy Zone7 NC (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 3, 10 at 13:08

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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RE: Are these flowers or weeds

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

RE: Are these flowers or weeds

I have that too and someone suggested it is Viola sororia var. priceana.

RE: Are these flowers or weeds

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.

RE: Are these flowers or weeds

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.

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