The garden flowers of the central U.S. are mostly not native.
The garden store was robbed: it was a violet crime.
|sweet violet, Viola odorata|
Many typical garden flowers are from Europe, grown by Europeans for hundreds of years. Examples of these are bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus
also called cornflower), daffodils (Narcissus
many species), and pinks and carnations (Dianthus
many species). And violets. Violets are native all across the world, but the cultivated ones are almost all European. That includes pansies (Viola tricolor
) johnny-jump-ups (Viola cornuta
), the sweet violet (Viola odorata
) and others.