The common violet (Viola Sororia) is a common herbaceous plant found in eastern North America. The plant comes in many varieties of flowers and many more cultivars and hybrids. The plant is self seeding and spreads across a lawn with ease.
It spreads with ease and is a great addition to any lawn. A native, it provides important food for pollinators in early spring.
The common violet also happens to be the state flower of New Jersey! Pictured below are some of the variants of the common violet.