Violet Leaf (Viola tricolor)
In the Victorian language of the flowers, the violet symbolized humility and shyness, sometimes grief, and even love (what a set of mixed signals). Nowadays, though we might not hold violets in someone’s general direction hoping they can guess whether we’re swooning or despairing, we can still admire their miraculous ability to hold interest over their centuries of popularity. Maybe part of their intrigue is because they have a set of secret flowers hidden below the purple ones we know. Who doesn’t need a back-up bloom?
Do we sound like we’re beating around the berry bush? Wonder why we’re talking plant-personalities instead of what’s good for your aching back? We have to speak in riddles to comply with FDA guidelines. So open another browser – or even a BOOK! – to research physiological usage. We’ll be right here waiting with whatever herbal products you need!