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The birth flower for February is the Violet, also called as Viola. There are around 500 species of Violet flower and are scattered all around the world. A majority of its species are found in the northern hemisphere and in the Australian continent.

Origin of Name:
Violet has many common names and species such as violas, pansies, and heartsease. The name 'pansies' comes from the french word pensee (thought). The name 'violet' comes from the word 'vias' which means 'wayside'. The scientific name of the different species is formed by combining its genus term and species term together. Few of them are listed below.
Field pansy - Viola arvensis
Sweet violet - Viola odorata
Yellow pansy - Viola pedunculata
Long-spurred violet - Viola rostrata
Common blue violet - Viola sororia
Wild pansy or heartsease - Viola tricolor

Symbolic Meaning:
Violet has a fascinating history and the meaning of this flower has evolved with time. Back in the Victorian era, a Violet flower would represent complete truthfulness and a cream Violet would stand as a symbol to take a chance. The Violet also signifies humility and chastity.

Personality Traits:
The people with Violet birth flower are believed to possess strong determination. They often stay composed even in tricky situations and struggle hard to get out of them. February born people are blessed with good innate ability. They are mature, unique and always make a way out.

Significance During Events & Holidays:
Violet has a major significance in February, the month of romance. It is commonly exchanged on Valentine's day. It is also gifted on exceptional occasions such as weddings and birthdays. The Violet is also used for making wedding bouquets.

Interesting facts:
-Violet is the state flower of Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Illinois, and New Jersey.
-In Scotland and some German speaking countries, the Pansy are also referred to as 'stepmother (flower)'.
-The french name 'pensee' is assigned to the Violet because of it's resemblance with the human face.

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