“I usually get a couple of trays of pansies every year. I like the two colored pansies. I don't know how the word pansy came to mean something weak, because pansies are very hardy …”
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The pansy or pansy violets are a large group of hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers. Pansies are derived from Viola species Viola tricolor hybridized with other viola species, these hybrids are referred to as Viola × wittrockiana. The name "pansy" also appears as part of the common name for other Viola species that are wildflowers in Europe. Some unrelated species, such as the Pansy Monkeyflower, also have "pansy" in their name.
The pansy flower has two top petals overlapping slightly, two side petals, beards where the three lower petals join the center of the flower, and a single bottom petal with a slight indentation. The pansy plant can come in a variety of different and vibrant colors that are pleasing to the eye.