Violet

Rhode Island State Flower

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Violets

Violets; photo by Miria Grunick on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Violet

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

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Images

Violets; photo by John Lodder on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Violets

Wood violet; photo by Maia C on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Violet flower