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Violaceae

Violaceae Batsch - Violet Family

1. Viola tricolor L.

(Jacea tricolor, Mnemion tricolor, Viola luteola, Viola nemausensis)

Common names: heartsease

Extract from Wikipedia article: Viola tricolor, known as (exhaustingly) heartsease, heart's ease, heart's delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, or love-in-idleness, is a common European wild flower, growing as an annual or short-lived perennial. It has been introduced into North America, where it has spread widely, and is known as the johnny jump up (though this name is also applied to similar species such as the yellow pansy). It is the progenitor of the cultivated pansy, and is therefore sometimes called wild pansy; before the cultivated pansies were developed, "pansy" was an alternative name for the wild form.

LinkBlue pansy (Viola tricolor) in a flowerbed in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016
LinkFlowers of blue pansy (Viola tricolor) planted in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016

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