This famous little plant sports a cheery purple, yellow and white “face”, reminding us of pansies. It is mentioned by Shakespeare, and also in Greek mythology, where it is said to have once been pure white, until wounded with one of Cupid’s arrows. A great, permanent species for the edges or front of any wild meadow, and very useful under high trees. (If planted in partial shade, it can bloom all season.)
* also often called Viola tricolor.