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?
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