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This is a list of official symbols for the U.S. state of Illinois: State symbols[edit]. Seal of Illinois 1867. Flag of Illinois 1969. Illinois centennial flag 1918. Type, Symbol, Image, Law, Year adopted. Amphibian · Eastern tiger salamander ( Ambystoma tigrinum), Tiger salamander.jpg, 2005. Bird · Northern cardinal ( Cardinalis ...


Illinois designated the violet as the official state flower in 1908. Illinois was the first of 4 eastern states to officially adopt the common violet as the state flower.


Official state symbols, emblems, and icons of Illinois - places to see in Illinois - landmarks, parks, historic markers, cities and towns - learn the culture and history of Illinois!


Jan 16, 2017 ... Violets grow in an abundance across Illinois, making them a clear choice for the state flower. The most recognizable and widespread of the native Violets in Illinois is the Dooryard Violet, as it is easy to grow anywhere, in full sunlight or in shade. Most of the 400 to 500 species of Wildflower Violets found ...


The dooryard violet is certainly one of the most recognizable native wildflowers in the state. It is also one of the most easily grown; it grows in anything from full sunlight to deep shade. Many types of violets, including the dooryard violet, produce two kinds of flowers. The large showy flowers that people associate with the ...


Flower. In 1907, Illinois schoolchildren voted to select the state tree and the state flower. They selected the Native Oak and the Violet. The General Assembly approved a bill to make these selections official in 1908.


Illinois was the first of four states to choose the violet (Viola sp.) as its State Flower. It was selected by schoolchildren in 1908. The violet is also the State Flower of New Jersey, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. You might think that all violets have purple flowers. There are several kinds of violets, though, and you can find violets ...


Facts about Illinois State Flower, the Purple Violet with interesting information, pictures of lllinois State Flower and native flowers of Illinois.


Find details and a picture of the Illinois State Flower, the Native Violet. Browse Illinois Flower history and characteristics.