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