This dainty plant spreads via rhizomatic roots, and is one of the earliest blooms to decorate our lawns and the edge of forests in early spring.
Or, make a simple tincture by covering fresh viola flowers with at least 80 proof vodka. Macerate for a couple weeks.
I’ve read recipes where you can also add 2 ounces of grain alcohol in a mason jar to every one ounce of fresh violets.
For more information on Violets visit: A Modern Herbal, by Mrs. M. Grieve.