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African Violet

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These pretty pink or purple flowers were first grown in Africa, giving them their name. Although they're called violets, they are not true violets like their multi-colored relatives. They are "perennial plants," which means they can grow flowers over and over and last for many years.

  1. 1. How long can an African violet last?
    1. a. One year
    2. b. Six months
    3. c. Many years
  2. 2. Where were African violets first grown?
    1. a. Africa
    2. b. Thailand
    3. c. India
  3. 3. What kind of plants are African violets?
    1. a. Evergreen
    2. b. Shade plants
    3. c. Perennial plants