Persian violet

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Noun1.Persian violet - perennial cultivated especially as a houseplant for its fragrant bluish to dark lavender flowers
Exacum, genus Exacum - genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants: especially Persian violets
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
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Their common name of Persian violet gives you a hint as to their origin and many species originate from eastern areas of Europe and over the borders to Asia and North Africa.
Persian violet (Cyclamen persicum) heart-shaped marbled leaves, clusters of large butterfly-like fragrant flowers in a wide range of colours.
The airy perfume of Persian violet is yours to enjoy months before the plants come in bloom; one or two cyclamen out of a dozen are sure to possess an identical fragrance.