Common Meadow Violet (Viola sororia) is the New Jersey State Flower. Viola sororia is also the state flower of Rhode Island, Illinois, and Wisconsin. There are many species of violets. Among the violets the dooryard violet or the Commonmeadow violet is the most common. Common meadow violet is the easiest grown violet.

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Common Meadow Violet leaves arise from the base of the plant. Petioles are upto +15cm long, hirsute, with single longitudinal grooves. Blades of lower the leaves are rounded at the apex, reniform, or ovate, crenate to serrate, and pubescent. Upper leaf blades cordate are at the base, gradually tapering to an acute or blunt apex, serrate, densely pubescent(hirsute)

Common Meadow Violet flowers are purple. The Corolla is also violet and 3/4 inch broad and long. There 5 petals on the flower that fade to pale yellow at the base, with dark venation near the base. Common Meadow Violet flower's lateral petals are bearded, and the lower petal is spurred. The 5 Stamens are connate around the ovary. At the bottom there are two stamens with flattened curved nectaries. The ovary on the Common Meadow Violet is conic and -3mm long. The Style is about 2mm long, truncate and triangular at the apex. The 5 Sepals of the Common Meadow Violet are mostly glabrous or very sparsely pubescent, topmost one recurved. The Common Meadow Violet's auricles are 1mm long and rounded at base. Common Meadow Violet Flowers bloom from March to June.

There are many types of violets. The many types of violets, including the Common meadow violet, produce two kinds of flowers. After the showy flowers have bloomed, the plant produces small, closed flowers on short stems near the ground. These flowers look like small buds. These small violet flowers, which are closed, produce most of the seeds.

  • The distinctive feature of the Common Meadow Violet is its leaves, some of them are cut or divided into lobes.
  • The prototypical early blue violet has lobed leaves, usually with five to eleven lobes.
  • Leaves of the Common meadow violet all arise from the base of plant.
  • Habitat of these Common meadow violet are slopes, open and low woods, thickets, streambanks, and limy areas.
  • Common meadow violet stems have thick underground caudex.
  • The Common meadow violet flowers are used in making candies and jellies.
  • Common meadow violets are high in vitamin A and contain more vitamin C than oranges.

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New Jersey's Capital is Trenton. New Jersey became a state on December 18, 1787. New Jersey's State flag came into existence in 1896.

  • New Jersey is situated between Longitude: 73° 53' 39"W to 75° 35'W and Latitude: 38° 55'N to 41° 21' 23"N.
  • The state has a continental type of climate.
  • Total land area of New Jersey is 8,722 square miles.
  • Major Industries of New Jersey are farming (potatoes, tomatoes, peaches), chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum-based products, insurance, tourism.
  • Bordering states are New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware.
  • New Jersey's nickname is Garden State.
  • Dinosaur Fossils found in New Jersey are Coelurosaurus, Diplotomodon, Dryptosaurus, Hadrosaurus foulkii, Nodosaurus, Ornithotarsus.
  • Historical Sites in New Jersey are The Edison National Historic Site in West Orange.
  • Points of Interest in New Jersey are Delaware Water Gap, Liberty State Park, the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden, and Atlantic City.