Wisconsin State Flower: Wood violet
Scientific Name: Viola papilionacea
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. Violets are known by a wide range of names including, common meadow violet, purple violet, woolly blue violet, hooded violet and wood violet.
Where It's Found: Violets are found everywhere but most commonly found in eastern North America. Violets are generally planted in floral gardens and are an annual flower
Wisconsin State Flower Dedication: 1909