When we landed in Brentsylvania we found flowers that we called
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.
Clarissa, Emma, and Maia