Help identifying a weed

Asked September 4, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT

My front and back yards are becoming over run with the same type of weed. It started in June and it continues to grow. I put weed and feed down in May. Any help you could give me in identifying this weed and killing it would be helpful.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This is our native wild violet. It blooms purple in the spring as you can see in the photo at this link, which also discusses control options:
http://www.extension.umd.edu/hgic/wild-violet

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