The Wood Violet (viola papilionacea) beat out the wild rose, trailing arbutus and white water lily for the title of State flower in 1909 chosen by school children. This sweet little spring flower and it's leaves are a tasty treat in salads, candies and jellies. The Viola is also related to the pansy and viola from area garden centers.
Bird's Foot Violet-Top of Bradys
At Perrot I found several delightful Violets. The Common Blue, White Violets, Yellow Violets and the Bird's Foot Violet. Some love the prairies and others moist woodlands.