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Rhode Island State Flower:

Wood violet flower - click to see all state flowers
Wood violet photo by Maia C on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works. See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Violet

Rhode Island was the last state to adopt an official state flower. Although the violet was voted as the state flower by Rhode Island's school children in 1897, the flower was not officially adopted as the state flower until 1968. There are 400-500 species of violet (viola) distributed around the world, most in the temperate northern hemisphere.

Wood violets - click to see all state flower & plant symbols
Wood violets photo by Maia C on Flickr; noncommercial
use permitted with attribution / no derivative works.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.
Source:
Rhode Island Facts and History: RI.gov
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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Rhode Island Symbols & Icons

bird - flower
fruit - drink
tree - soil
fish - shell
rock - mineral
yacht

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motto - quarter
name - nickname
song - march
folk art - tartan
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