• Viola odorata | Sweet violet

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    Viola flowers are a sweet Spring treat

    This lovely little flower face has a beautifully sweet fragrance and is blessedly common here in Sussex. They are often seen on grassy banks, but this one was photographed in flat rough grass by the side of the road.

    I love to crystallize and eat cultivated violets, which taste just like sweets.

    Violets and violas are associated with fidelity in the Victorian language of flowers.

    viola odorata, sweet violet

    Viola odorata, sweet violet, purple, photographed February 2014 at Birling Gap

    Read about the walk which took us past these flowers at Birling Gap.