I love this foliage it is self seeding over my yard. The foliage comes to more of a point than having a crenate edge. Can anyone help me out.
Could this be Viola grypoceras var. exilis
This looks similar - http://www.gro-n-sell.com/gallery/photos/pages/Viola%20koreana%20Syletta.htm
I checked these pictures out but the foliage doesn't match up exactly.
Here is a link to a photo that shows Viola grypoceras var. exilis http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3DViola%2Bgrypoceras%2Bvar.%2Bexilis%26fr%3Dvz-portal%26toggle%3D1%26cop%3D%26ei%3DUTF-8&w=300&h=400&imgurl=members8.tsukaeru.net%2Fmikawauo%2Fdata%2Fkotatitubo.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmembers8.tsukaeru.net%2Fmikawauo%2Fdata%2Fkotatitubo.htm&size=76.9kB&name=kotatitubo.jpg&p=Viola+grypoceras+var.+exilis&type=JPG&oid=3a8abd6d4c1c5b02&no=2&tt=8&sigr=11pfcpdfm&sigi=11i90ukug&sigb=13fu5a1eq
Here is another link, this one is to Viola grypoceras http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3DViola%2Bgrypoceras%26js%3D1%26ei%3Dutf-8%26y%3DSearch%26fr%3Dvz-portal%26xargs%3D0%26pstart%3D1%26b%3D21%26ni%3D20&w=480&h=360&imgurl=www.botanic.jp%2Fplants-aa%2Fakatas_1.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.botanic.jp%2Fplants-aa%2Fakatas.htm&size=74.1kB&name=akatas_1.jpg&p=Viola+grypoceras&type=JPG&oid=1d83213ef8d92cba&no=27&tt=125&sigr=11algfa17&sigi=115nrcafp&sigb=13vrd8to9
I believe that Dave's PlantPiles are incorrect. It is the only source on the web that names Viola koreana as Viola grypoceras.
The leaves may not be an exact match all the time because as the leaves mature they change, from rounded to a kind of spade shape. That happens in all most all the Violas of this type.
Try a web search of Viola koreana and you will see your plant.
Try web searching Viola grypoceras and only DG calls your plant by that name, not all those people in Japan and Korea could be wrong, especially since it is a native to that region. There are over 120 images that come up and only 3 that show a green/white leaf, they are on DG. I doubt that over 115 others got it wrong.
Thanks for clearing up the fact that as the foliage matures it changes shape a bit. Mine have been growing for three years now so I forget what they originally looked like. That is why I take pictures of everything anymore.
I believe your mystery plant may be v. hirsutula, the southern woodland violet. See link below.
Thanks that seems to match up perfect. I'll let you know.