Wisconsin State Flower

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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


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