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prim2prim2 Posts: 1

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

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,374

    It is a Violet.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • They spread fairly easily, we have patches of violets growing in our lawn - which I love to see. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,955

    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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