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May 2, 2020 1:03 PM CST
Readington,New Jersey, US
Do violets have a poisonous lookalike? I have a lot of what I'm almost certain are violets, but with all of the foreign invasive plants, I don't know if there are any plants that have a violet flower lookalike that is poisonous.
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May 2, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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That looks like the Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) a native wildflower to Eastern North America and the state flower of N.J.



I've heard that Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana) contains mild toxins that affect dogs and cats but I don't know about other Violas.
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May 2, 2020 3:25 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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My back lawn is full of them this year! They are so pretty!
I mowed around them today. I need to enjoy them some more.
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May 2, 2020 9:30 PM CST
Maryland
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They are pretty,my back yard was full of them also,some of mine had a little white mixed in the pedals for some reason.
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