Illinois State Flower: Violet
Scientific Name: Viola
State Flower Description: Violets are one of the most common flowers with over 20 genera in the family of the Viola. The most common is the purple violet and is a brilliant purple with 5 petals and generally bloom around mid to late spring.
Where It's Found: Violets are found everywhere but most commonly found in eastern North America.
Illinois State Flower Dedication: 1907