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Pansy, Viola tricolor

Family of violaceae

This pleasant plant grows in meadows and near woods, it flowers from Spring until the whole Summer. It is the ancestor of domestic pansy, the one we can find in all the flowered beds. The colours of wild pansy are: yellow, white and violet, which are combined so that they form delicate softening.

Its flowers and leaves are used for infusions because of their depurative and relieving properties as well as their curative effects on skin diseases.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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