flower id

Asked April 15, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT

Please id this small flowers that just bloomed for me. thanks

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

These are wild violets, which are pretty when the bloom. They are a plant that provides caterpillar food for a number of fritillary butterflies.
Some people love them and let them grow and others consider them to be a weed. They can become aggressive if they are happy where they are sited but certainly can be left alone if growing in a natural area.