Roses are red, violets are…

…blue, according to a poem I heard when I was young. Here it goes:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
But not as sweet as you

Awww… so sweet 🙂

However, the violets or violas I planted in my back garden are not blue. They are yellowish and purplish.

violas_mix

 

Well, they come in so many colours.  Just like roses, not all of them are red.  Another name commonly used to refer to the same flowers is pansy. Although there are differences between violets and pansies, they are in the same group of species. And undeniably, they have amazingly striking colours.

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