Wood Violet

Wisconsin State Flower

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

Official State Flower of Wisconsin

Wisconsin designated the diminutive and delicate wood violet (Viola papilionacea) as the official state flower on Arbor Day in 1909, chosen by Wisconsin's school children in 1908 to represent Wisconsin's scenic beauty. All State Flowers

Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island also recognize the common wood violet as a state symbol.

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Images

A single, graceful wood violet; official state flower symbol in Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.  Photo by musicanys /Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Wood violet

Wood violets; photo by Maria C on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works.

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