VIOLACEAE,  Violet Family

Herbs; leaves alternate, stipuled, sometimes all basal; flowers hypogynous, bisporangiate; sepals 5, persistent in fruit; corolla zygomorpbic; petals 5, lower one spurred or saccate at base; stamens 5, anthers connivent or united, each with a distal projection; carpels 3, united; style and stigma 1; ovary 1-loculed; placentae 3, parietal; fruit a capsule; seeds many.