Field Pansy (Johnny-Jump-Up)

Scientific Name - Viola rafinesquii Greene
[Viola bicolor Pursh]
Family - Violaceae

Winter annual with hairy, erect to spreading branched stems. Leaves alternate, smooth, with toothed margins. Stipules large, "Leaf-like", divided into various segments. Flowers blue-violet to yellow, stalked. Reproduces by seed. Found from Alabama and Georgia north to Maine and west to Missouri. Also in Europe and Hawaii.