Violet (flower)

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Violet flower

(This page describes the flower called "Violet", for the color violet, see Violet.)

A Violet is a leafy-stemmed, low growing, herbaceous plant of the genus Viola. It has short-spurred, irregular flowers that are typically a purplish-blue (violet) color, but they can also have purple, blue, yellow, white, or variegated flowers. The flowers have a sweet fragrance. They are easy to grow,and flower best when given sunlight in the spring, and shade in the summer. There are many varieties of Violets. [1] The Violet is the state flower of Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. [2]

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References

  1. http://www.canyoncreeknursery.com/violets.html
  2. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/statetreeflower.html

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