bird's foot violet

bird's-foot violet

noun
a violet, Viola pedata, of the eastern and midwestern U.S., having single flowers with a yellow center, two purple upper petals, and three lavender lower petals: the state flower of Wisconsin.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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bird's-foot violet

noun
common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies 
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