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Violets - State Flower of Illinois
Violets - State Flower of Illinois

Violets

The state flower of Illinois is the violet.

Violets have five petals. They prefer cooler climates and can grow wild in fields, woodlands, slopes along rivers or lakes, and gardens.

Violets can be found in every county in Illinois.



Monarch Butterfly - State Insect of Illinois
Monarch Butterfly - State Insect of Illinois

Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly is the state insect of Illinois.

Monarch butterflies are also known as the milkweed butterflies because that is all their larvae can eat. Toxins from the milkweed makes them poisonous to predators.



Bluegrass - State Prairie Grass of Illinois
Bluegrass - State Prairie Grass of Illinois

Prairie Grass

In 1989, the Big Bluestem became the state's prairie grass.

Bluestems can grow between 3-10 feet tall. The base of their stems are a blue-purple color.



Illinois Geography Worksheets and Activities

Illinois Crossword Puzzle  Answer Key

Blank Map of Illinois