Viola or what is popularly known as "violets" are on our garden, too. Violet is one of my mom-in-law's favorite flowers. I like violets, too, because of its very bright color that seems to dare us.
Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae, with around 400–500 species distributed around the world. Most Viola species are tiny perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. A number of species are grown for their ornamental flowers in borders and rock gardens; the garden pansy in particular is an extensively used spring and autumn/winter bedding and pot plant. Viola and violetta are terms used by gardeners and generally in horticulture for neat, small-flowered hybrid plants intermediate in size between pansies and violets.