Day: May 5, 2016

Common blue violets–wildflowers or weeds

Common blue violets (Viola papilionacea) are wildflowers or weeds, depending on your perspective. In the introduction to William Robinson’s┬áThe Wild Garden, Expanded Edition, Rick Darke distinguishes wildflowers from weeds by writing that wildflowers are usually perceived as pretty and innocuous. Wildflowers do no harm… Continue Reading “Common blue violets–wildflowers or weeds”