Difference between revisions of "Violet"

From Cunnan
Jump to navigationJump to search
m (fixed link)
m (Category:Herbs and minor edit)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Violets''' (genus Viola) are flowers of the family Violaceae, common in [[Europe]] in slightly shaded conditions such as [[hedgerow]]s. Violets are small perennial plants with large heart-shaped leaves which flower profusely in spring. This genus includes pansies and the smaller spreading plants known as Johnny Jump-ups. There are two wild varieties, the most common having dark blue flowers, and the less commmon having white flowers - wild violets are not colored violet.
+
'''Violets''' (genus ''Viola'') are flowers of the family Violaceae, common in [[Europe]] in slightly shaded conditions such as [[hedgerow]]s. Violets are small perennial plants with large heart-shaped leaves which flower profusely in spring. This genus includes pansies and the smaller spreading plants known as Johnny Jump-ups. There are two wild varieties, the most common having dark blue flowers, and the less commmon having white flowers - wild violets are not colored violet.
  
 
One quirk of the violet is its elusive scent - a major component of the scent is a ketone compound called ionone, which temporarily desensitises the receptors in the nose; sniff all you like, you won't get any more smell from the flower!  
 
One quirk of the violet is its elusive scent - a major component of the scent is a ketone compound called ionone, which temporarily desensitises the receptors in the nose; sniff all you like, you won't get any more smell from the flower!  
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
* [[violet (Askham)|violet]] according to [[Askham's Herbal]]
+
* [[violet (Askham)|Violet]] according to [[Askham's Herbal]]
* [[violet (maplet)|violet]] according to Maplet's ''[[A Greene Forest]]''
+
* [[violet (maplet)|Violet]] according to Maplet's ''[[A Greene Forest]]''
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Herbs]]

Revision as of 11:34, 26 August 2004

Violets (genus Viola) are flowers of the family Violaceae, common in Europe in slightly shaded conditions such as hedgerows. Violets are small perennial plants with large heart-shaped leaves which flower profusely in spring. This genus includes pansies and the smaller spreading plants known as Johnny Jump-ups. There are two wild varieties, the most common having dark blue flowers, and the less commmon having white flowers - wild violets are not colored violet.

One quirk of the violet is its elusive scent - a major component of the scent is a ketone compound called ionone, which temporarily desensitises the receptors in the nose; sniff all you like, you won't get any more smell from the flower!

See Also