New Jersey State Flower
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.
The New Jersey Permanent Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the New Jersey Permanent Statutes, Title 52, Section 52:9A-2.
TITLE 52. STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS.
The violet (common meadow, V. sororia) is designated the New Jersey State Flower.
L.1971, c. 444, s. 1, eff. Feb. 15, 1972.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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
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