I laugh when I see violets listed in garden catalogs.
In my garden, it is a weed! But I love them anyway and usually let them have their way in my flowerbeds. They tend to take over where other perennials wont grow and make a nice ground cover.
Weed or herb? Depends on how you look at it…..
In our youth it brought joy as we set it’s seeds afloat with a puff of breath.
Then as an adult, frustration and debt, as we tried to eradicate it from our lawns…..
Only to have our children puff new seeds afloat!