This violet is distinctive to me because of its long and hairy leaves. Based on the shape of the leaves, it could be an Arrowhead Violet (Viola sagittata).
I found several of these along the driveway doing well in a sand and gravel environment.
According to this source, the arrowhead violet's habitat is described as follows:
this violet is found on dry, well drained, open habitats, like sandy
fields, abandoned gravel lots, railroad tracks, roadsides. Sometimes it
is found under broken canopy in Pine-Oak woodlands."
So it apparently is one of those plants that live well with humans.
|A good view of the spur and the hairy stem of the violet.|