The word 'Violet' comes from the Latin name 'Viola' which means thoughts occupied with love. Violets typically have heart-shaped leaves and asymmetrical flowers. The shape of the petals defines many species and these have been used for all sorts of things such as herbal remedies, wine, to sweeten food and for festivals. These make for a perfect gift for 50th anniversary celebrations.
The violet can signify "Modesty" and "Humility" and is often looked upon as a sign of innocence. Bunches of violets were hence used as gifts for newlyweds. Violets are symbolic of faith, mystical awareness, inspiration, spiritual passion, profuseness and sovereignty. The ancient Romans gave the violet flower a sombre interpretation. They perceived the deep colour of the flower as an image of spilt blood while its soothing scent lent a peaceful aura to proceedings.
The flower colors vary in the genus, ranging from various shades of blue, white, yellow and cream to bicolored varieties.
Types of Violet -
The common blue violet is also called the "lesbian flower" because in the early 1900s, lesbian women would give violets to the women they were wooing. They convey your promise of eternal faithfulness and were believed to drive away evil spirits by ushering in positivity.
This color increase the violet's association with chastity. White indicates purity and innocence.