Bisexual women and lesbians used to give violets to women they were wooing, symbolizing their "Sapphic" desire. In a poem, Sappho described herself and a lover wearing garlands of violets. The giving of violets was popular from the to the
Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup. My Papa Pills use to have these growing in the lawn and flower beds in Sutter Creek. They talked of this syrup. So pretty! If you don& add sugar you could use this to dye your creams, good idea.