Field Violet

Scientific Name - Viola arvensis Murr.
Family - Violaceae

Winter annual with freely-branched stems. Leaves alternate, hairy, at least on veins on underside. Stipules hairy, divided into numerous segments. Stems, hairy, often only on stem angles. Flowers light yellow to purple, stalked. Roots with winter green odor when crushed. Reproduces by seed. Found from Alabama and Georgia north to Canada. Also found in Europe and Hawaii.