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2007 $350 Provincial Flora: Purple Violet (New Brunswick) - Pure Gold Coin
$350 2007 Gold Coin - Purple Violet
 
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Year: 2007


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Product Code: 623932201071

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Violets aren't always "violet." Sometimes they are yellow, white or blue, not surprising considering there are more than 500 species of violets worldwide, more than sixty of them in North America. The purple violet was chosen as New Brunswick's floral emblem in 1936 through a co-operative effort between the province's Women's Institutes and school children. Although numerous violets bloom in purple, Viola cucullata is recognized as the province's official species. This particular violet is identified by the thick, rounded hairs on the beards of the lower side petals. In addition, its petals are usually darker at their base and its 2 cm (.75 in) flowers appear well above the leaves on stems that are 12-25 cm (5-10 in) tall. Also known as the marsh blue violet, the purple violet is found primarily in wet meadows and bogs from Newfoundland to northwestern Ontario. Today, people generally cherish it for its beauty, but New Brunswick's floral emblem has long been valued by Canada's aboriginal people as a food source and by European settlers for its medicinal properties.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 350Dollar

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