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Viola cucullata

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Viola cucullata, the hooded blue violet, marsh blue violet or purple violet, is a species of the genus Viola native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to Georgia.<ref>Template:GRIN</ref>

It is a low-growing perennial herbaceous plant up to Template:Cvt tall. The leaves form a basal cluster; they are simple, up to Template:Cvt broad, with an entire margin and a long petiole. The flowers are violet, dark blue and occasionally white. with five petals. The fruit is a capsule Template:Cvt long, which splits into three sections at maturity to release the numerous small seeds.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

Symbolism

The purple violet is the provincial flower of New Brunswick.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>

The purple violet is the official flower of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma.

The purple violet is also one of the official flowers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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