Early Blue Violet
“The violet in her greenwood bower, where birchen boughs with hazel mingle, may boast herself the fairest flower, in forest glade or corpsewood dingle.” – Sir Walter Scott. This is a downloadable photo that you can use in any way you like, whether that be for wall decor or for another item of your choosing! I was surprised to learn that the leaves of the early blue violet are very high in Vitamins A and C and can be used in salads and teas. The flowers can be candied and used as a garnish on desserts. There have been many medicinal uses of this plant and the Blackfoot First Nations used the blue colour to dye arrows. Today violets are used to colour and flavour medicines. I just love finding these little spring beauties!