Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday Explorers Club ~ flowers in the grass

Violets grow all over my lawn, poking their happy purple faces up between the blades of grass and dandelion leaves. We have two colors of violets ~ one patch is a pinker shade. But there are some characteristics all violets share: they have five petals and heart-shaped leaves.

Take a close look at violets growing in your neighborhood. Where do you find them growing? Do some have hairy leaves? What colors are the petals?

Find out more about violets here. Did you know that you can eat them? I often sprinkle violet flowers on top of our salads. Find out more about what parts are edible here.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Aren't you lucky to have violets growing wild in your yard.