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prim2prim2 Posts: 1

Please could someone help identyifying this plant with purple flowers?image

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,743

    It is a Violet.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • They spread fairly easily, we have patches of violets growing in our lawn - which I love to see. 

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,978

    Same here aym, they tangle around other plants, they completely choked a delphinium and the roots do go extremely deep.

    Not something I would want to knowingly plant.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • We had a friend who grew violets for the London markets.  He and his wife would be bent over double picking these tiny flowers, bunching them (so fiddly) and then exporting to London. They didn't get rich - was it worth the effort, I don't know.

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