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New Jersey State Flower

Common Meadow Violet Viola sororia Adopted:1972
New Jersey State Flower: Violet
New Jersey State Flower: Violet

Adoption of the New Jersey State Flower

Assembly Bill No. 2180, introduced in the New Jersey General Assembly on February 16, 1971, promoted adoption of the violet (common meadow, Viola sororia) as the New Jersey State Flower.

Chapter 444, Laws of 1971
Approved 2-15-72

ASSEMBLY, No. 2180
Introduced February 16, 1971
By Assemblywoman MARGETTS, Assemblymen VREELAND and COBB

The bill was approved on February 15, 1972.

The New Jersey Permanent Statutes

The following information is excerpted from the New Jersey Permanent Statutes, Title 52, Section 52:9A-2.

Additional Information

New Jersey State Flower: Violet
New Jersey State Flower: Violet

Viola sororia (Violet): Plant Encyclopedia from MyGardenGuide.

Plant Profile for Viola sororia (Violet): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

State Flower List: List of all of the state flowers.

State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle: Created at the request of The National Wildlife Federation this design is a beautiful and informative puzzle featuring every state bird perched on the appropriate state flower.

State Birds and Flowers Coloring Book by Annika Bernhard - 51 accurately detailed, copyright-free renderings include national bird (eagle) and flower (rose) plus 50 state birds and flowers.

U. S. State Flowers in Cross Stitch by Gerda Bengtsson - Botanically correct cross stitch designs of state flowers of the 50 States.

Quilting Flowers of the States by Sue Harvey - A lovely 12-inch flower block for each of the 50 states. Techniques used are piecing, appliqué, paper-piecing and three-dimensional techniques.

Plants, Seeds & Flowers: Bulbs, seeds, plants, fertilizer, plant containers and more.

Gardening Tools: Pruners, rakes, shovels, hoes, trowels, cultivators and tillers, greenhouses, yard carts and more.

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)


Source: New Jersey Legislature, (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/), August 20, 2005
Source: New Jersey State Web Site, (http://www.nj.gov), August 20, 2005
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002
Source: State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: Revised Edition (Reprint)- George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938

 
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