Flower of the Week: The Violet

by Natasha Starkell | 29.05.2013 | flower , purple , violet | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Plant of the Week – the Violet

Plant of the Week – the Violet

The humble violet is often overlooked due to its small size, but it's a very pretty plant, worthy of some attention.

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The humble violet is often overlooked due to its small size, but it's a very pretty plant, worthy of some attention.

It has heart shaped leaves and fragrant flowers. The most common violet varieties are a purple colour but there are other colours available too. The violet may be small, but it's very useful as well as beautiful. The young flowers can be candied and eaten as a sweet, or they can added as a decorative addition, to a salad dish. Violets are the key flavour ingredient in several French liqueurs, and of course in the Parma Violet sweets you'll no doubt remember from your childhood. Did you love them or hate them? Most people sit firmly on one side of that fence or the other!  They're commonly used in the perfume industry, and even have medicinal uses too, being rich in vitamins A and C and containing an antioxidant. So don't be a shrinking violet, get down to your local garden centre and buy some violets!


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