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Flower of the Day: Viola

Submitted by on June 1, 2013 – 8:35 amNo Comment

toronto_2013_violas_300A genus that includes both a common woodland wildflower (yes, the violet) and the ubiquitous pansy, violas are a flower of springtime — especially the cultivars (such as the ones shown here).

These white, blue, purple and yellow beauties were found in the Lewisville neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in late May.

In 2005 in the United States, viola cultivars (including pansies) were one of the top three bedding plant crops and 111 million dollars worth of flats of viola were produced for the bedding flower market.

Read more about Violas on Wikipedia.

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