A viola is bigger than a violin, and the viola flower is larger than a violet. Violas actually look like a cross between a violet and a pansy, which is what I thought they were at first. My horticulturist neighbor told me that they are in fact called violas. Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, May 3, 2018
Here is The Swan by French composer Camille Saint-Seans, played on viola by Sonja Deichmann. This is the most beautiful (in my opinion) and well-known piece in his suite Carnival of the Animals.