Wisconsin State Flower - Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea)
Wisconsin State Flower

Wood Violet

(Viola papilionacea)

The Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea), designated as the official state flower of Wisconsin, is a delicate and charming wildflower that graces the state's woodlands and meadows with its dainty purple blooms. This native perennial plant is known for its five-petaled violet-purple flowers with distinctive white centers, which appear in early spring, often carpeting the forest floors. The Wood Violet's selection as Wisconsin's state flower reflects its significance as a symbol of the state's natural beauty, resilience, and the arrival of spring, making it a cherished emblem of Wisconsin's rich botanical heritage.

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