❤ it . . . Viola? ‘Frizzle Sizzle Blue’ Both the viola & the pansy are members of the genus violaceae, & of the violet family. The common blue & yellow viola cornuta or ‘Johnny jump-up’ is the wild viola that most species of viola can be tentatively traced back to. Pansies, from the French word for “thoughts” or “memories”, are actually bred from the viola but have been cultivated for thousands of years, so long that their origin is hard to trace. The result, a larger, more showy flower.