Monday 1 April 2024

Spreading Violet

Spreading Violet (Viola diffusa, 七星莲).

It is that time in Spring when spreading violets, with their heart-shaped leaves and tiny butterfly-like flowers are everywhere; sometimes there are dozens of flowers clustered together in the shade, sometimes one flower rises above the weeds. The young leaves can be used for salads and, I am told, for tea.

Spreading Violet in Changsha