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Rhode Island State Flower

Image Common Blue Violet:  Rhode Island State FlowerCommon Blue violet - Viola sororia is the state flower of Rhode island. Common Blue violet is spread throughout eastern North America. Common Blue Violet is the most widespread among violet flowers. Common Blue violet flowers are seen to have an ornamental value. Common blue violet was adopted as the state flower in 1908.

Viola L. – violet
Viola sororia Willd. - Common blue violet

Besides the Rhode Islands, The Common Blue Violet - Viola sororia is also the state flower of Illinois and New Jersey.

The Common Blue Violet flowers are about � inches across, and has 5 rounded petals. The Common Blue Violet flower has 2 upper petals, 2 lateral petals with white hairs near the throat of the flower. There is a lower petal acting as a landing pad for visiting insects. The Common Blue Violet flowers are medium to dark violet. The inner throat of each flower is more or less white, from which slightly darker veins radiate outward along the petals. Floral scent is not seen. During the summer, cleistogamous flowers produce seeds. The seeds are thrown outward by mechanical ejection from the three-parted seed capsules.

Facts About Common Blue Violet

  • The common Blue Violet is a perennial plant.
  • The common Blue Violet Plants give out cleistogamous flowers which are insect pollinated flowers.
  • The leaves and flowers of Common Blue Violet emerge directly from the rhizomes, and a basal rosette is formed.
  • A typical Common Blue Violet mature plant may be 6 inches across and 4 inches high, with the flowers slightly higher than the leaves.
  • Common Blue Violet plant leaves are 3 inches long and 3 inches across and vary in color from yellowish green to dark green.
  • The leaves of Common blue violets are oval-ovate to orbicular-cordate in shape, and have serrate margins.
  • The Common Blue Violet plants root system consists of thick, horizontally branched rhizomes.
  • Common Blue violet blooms from April to May.
  • Reproduction is seen by forming vegetative colonies.
  • The flowers and young leaves of Common blue violets are edible, and are added to salads.

There are many online florists who deliver flowers to Rhode Island. You can send flowers, plants of your choice to your loved ones living in Rhode Island or from Rhode Island to other locations across the United States of America through these popular Rhode Island Online Florists.

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Facts About Rhode island

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"The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" is commonly refered as rhode island and sometimes as Providence. Rhode island was admitted into statehood on May 29, 1790.

  • Nickname of Rhode island is The Ocean State, Little Rhody.
  • Rhode Island is located between 41.821N, 071.419W of the U.S.
  • Rhode Island, which is commonly known as The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is the smallest state in size in the United States, with the longest official name.
  • Rhode island's economy depends upon: Agriculture: Nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products, eggs. Industry: Fashion jewelry, fabricated metal products, electric equipment, machinery, shipbuilding and boatbuilding, tourism.
  • Border States bordering rhode island are Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York.
  • Rhode Island is famous for making finest silverware and jewelry.
  • Temperatures range from a high of 82�F to a low of 20�F in a year.
  • Rhode Island has several state colleges and universities, like the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University.
  • Providence on Rhode island is one of the finest restaurant cities, because of the presence of the world's largest culinary college at Johnson and Wales University.

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