The Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana) is a flowering hybrid plant in the Violaceae family.
It is a native wildflower of Europe and western Asia.
The flower is 5-8 centimetres (2-3 inches) in length.
It has two overlapping upper petals, two side petals, and a single lower petal with a slight beard coming from the flower’s centre.
The flower comes in a variety of colours, from white to yellow, purplish, and blue.
The Pansy blooms in spring.
Photographed in Paris, France, April-May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls