More about Violet
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
Violet has an interesting history and the meaning of this flower has evolved with time. Back in the Victorian era, a Violet flower would symbolize complete faithfulness and a cream Violet would stand as a symbol to take a chance. The Violet also symbolizes modesty and chastity.
The people with Violet birth flower are believed to possess strong will power. They often stay calm even in difficult situations and strive hard to get out of them. February born people are blessed with good intuitive ability. They are mature, original and never follow or copy others.
Significance During Events & Holidays:
Violet has a major significance in February, the month of romance. It is very commonly exchanged on Valentine's day. It is also gifted on special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. The Violet is also used for making wedding bouquets.
-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.