Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) is a perennial native to Europe. It can be found near mountain streams, in thickets and on the edges of forests up to the elevations of 1400 meters. Their five-petal flowers are very fragrant and appear from March to May. Their dark green, heart shaped leaves often have scalloped or serrated edges and grow in a rosette at the base of the plant. Both flowers and leaves of Sweet Viola are edible and have medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks considered the Violet a symbol of fertility and love.
The Low Beskid - Rymanow Zdroj - Shore of Black Creek - April 8, 2008
Henryk
on Apr 9, 2008 2:14 am
Image Type(s): Flora
Image ID: 395129

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DrJonnie

DrJonnie - Apr 10, 2008 4:54 am - Voted 10/10

Tasty

Hi Henryk,
that really does look good enough to eat.
cheers Johnnie

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 10, 2008 3:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tasty

Thank you for the comment. I haven't tasted them, but they do smell great. Too bad I can't attach their smell to the photo. Greetings, Henryk.

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