Scented Marvel

One of the innumerable gifts of Nature.

Cyclamen purpurascens
Persian violet, Alpine violet, Sowbread
Small to medium-sized very fragrant rose pink to magenta flower with a crimson basal spot and five petals that turn back and upwards from the base to resemble shooting stars; borne on scapes. A tuberous herb with cordate to reniform leaves.

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