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Illinois State Flower

Purple violet - click to see all state flowers
Wood violet (close-up) photo by Maia C on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). All State Flowers - National Flower.

Purple Violet

The incentive for adopting state flowers was inspired during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Illinois was the first of 4 eastern states to designate the purple violet as official state flower nearly 100 years ago (in 1908 Illinois schoolchildren voted to select the violet as the state flower and the Native Oak as state tree ).

Purple violets - click to see all state flowers
Violets photo by Maia C on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works)
Source:
State of Illinois Facts - Symbols: State of Illinois
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