According to one source I found, the violet was the official flower of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs.
Today we honor all the suffragists who fought for our right to vote by posting flowers of yellow, purple, and white.
Marigolds that I have now planted in my garden. Marigolds symbolized "Persistence" in the original Suffrage Gardens! Betsy sent me this photo, it looks like a yellow lupine but I'm not really sure what it is:
She sent other photos and even though they aren't yellow, purple, or white, I'm posting them because we all need some cheering up this week:
Have a safe and happy day!