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 Herb of Grace.Herba Sacra. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Herb Trinity.
The botanical name is Vila triclor. The word tricolor explains why it is called the Herb Trinity. It also explains the pet name of “Three-faces-under-a-hood;” but the very markings of the pansy resemble the name. (See HEART’S EASE and PANSY.)   1

 Herb of Grace.Herba Sacra. 

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