In Atlanta, Georgia, wild violets are a broadleaf perennial weed typically found in the moist, shady areas of your lawn.  This type of lawn weed can be found in both warm season and cool season turf grasses.  Wild violets are easily identified by their heart shaped leaves that come to point.  They flower during the spring, ranging in color from light blue to deep purple.  To some the wild violet is considered a desirable plant because of its dainty little flowers, but to most it is regarded as tenacious lawn weed.  This aggressive little guy is hard to control since it grows in thick mat-like pattern from a long taproot and reproduces by seeds and rhizomes.  The best defense against wild violets invaded your lawn is to maintain your landscape with proper lawn care treatments, irrigation, and mowing at the suitable height for your lawn.