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Sweet violet – purple


An evergreen PERENNIAL gowing to 10cm with heart-shaped leaves and pretty purple flowers.
Prefers well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade.
Young leaves and flowers are edible and the plant has historic medicinal use.

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Leaves have a very mild flavour, best used young. May thicken soups in a similar way as okra.
Flowers are used to decorate salads and desserts with a sweet flavour and delicate perfume
As a folk medicine, sweet violet is used in the treatment of cancer and whooping cough, headaches, migraines. Coughs, lung conditions etc. Externally for mouth and throat infections.

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(Viola odorata)