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    When we landed in Brentsylvania we found flowers that we calledClick to view a larger version. Violets. They were so amazing and elegant with their shade of purple and the yellow in the middle. We instantly made this our colony flower. This plant never grows more than ten inches. They grow in moist fields, woodlands, and roadsides in the east and west. Most Violets have 5 petals and come in deep purple, blue, yellow and white. They have three sided capsules that contain seeds. The Native Americans used it for medicine to heal the sick. There are over 300 species of Violets in the world. 80% of them are in this country. Their leaves are narrow and indented. Most of these amazing and cultivated Violets are descendants of wild European species, not of eastern fields. The women plant them in their beautiful garden. The men do not complain about it. They grow in spring and early summer. The ladies used this flower to put it in their hair. They also used them to decorate the house when they have company. We cherish this flower, and it keeps us at peace every day.

By Ryan, Clarissa, Emma, and Maia

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