Wild violet is a winter perennial, growing 2 – 5 inches tall. It can have a tap root or a fibrous root system, and also can produce rooting stolons and rhizomes.
The leaves can vary but usually are heart shaped, on long petioles with scalloped to shallow rounded margins. The flowers of wild violets range from white to blue to purple. Wild violet flowers are pansy-like with three lower petals and two lateral petals on long single flower stalks. Appears from March to June.