A German fable tells of how the pansy lost its perfume. Originally pansies would have been very fragrant, growing wild in fields and forests.16 It was said that people would trample the grass completely in eagerness to pick pansies. Unfortunately, the people’s cows were starving due to the ruined fields, so the pansy prayed to give up her perfume. Her prayer was answered, and without her perfumed scent, the fields grew tall, and the cows grew fat on the fresh green grass.

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. tricolor

Top Ten: Enchanted Flowers
Featured: You Got It We Want It
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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 1 year ago

    Oh Oh Oh! perfectly composed., just great focus, lines and colors!

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful fable, Gena, I had not heard that one before! These are one of my favorite flowers with their unique faces and color combos. Love your pov getting right into the heart of the flower:) Sandy

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • sedge808
    sedge808over 1 year ago

    How lovely.

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Love it,……Fabulous macro image,…
    Enjoyed the info,…

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    Pansiful!! Your work retains its fragrance.

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago


  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    A scented Vortex of colour! Gorgeous capture :o) xx

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 1 year ago

    lovely work and i love the title and fun story!

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